Swarms of goodness in my head

Sometimes I have a hard time going to sleep at night.  It’s hard to stop doing what I do to go up to bed, then it’s hard to stop thinking what I think to go to sleep.  Last night I was awake most of the night with swarms of goodness in my head.  I just love thinking about all the good things going on in my life.  Sometimes I feel like my mind is full of beautiful butterflies landing here and landing there, then circling around and fluttering every which way.  I like to pay attention to each, and study each, like a thought that deserves its own time.  There are so many things to think about, some nights I hardly sleep.

Last night was one of those nights.  I think I finally slept this morning as light began filtering into our bedroom.  I think about my friends and my interactions with them.  Last night I thought about another DfG Event we had last evening in Springville with some beautiful young women.  I wonder about their lives and the lives of the girls they are helping–girls they don’t even know.  I think about the faces of beautiful girls in Mali who’s lives will change for the better in a few weeks when I take them the kits everyone is making.  Today I received 250 more finished shields for those kits. And last night we prepared more than 600 more liners.

I think about my research projects and my ancestors and wonder about their lives and how I might learn more about them–where I might look, and what I might find.  I think about all those people who came to my Family History classes this week–more than 400 of them–and how I might best help them learn to be more actively engaged gathering the histories of their families.

And I think about my family here and now, and the goodness that surrounds me.  It’s enough goodness to keep anyone awake at night.  I feel so grateful for my life and all the good people and work around me every single day.  I love thinking about it all–it’s so much more fun than sleeping.

Here are a few of my favorite things this week:

2013-1-16 Cutting Party Stonewood Orem (1)   2013-1-16 Cutting Party Stonewood Orem (5)

A cutting party in Orem, Utah with neighbors and friends, shields turned in this week, and the event last night in Springville pictured here.

2013-1-16 Cutting Party Stonewood Orem (3)   2013-1-23  Shields (1)

2013-1-23  Shields (4)   2013-1-23  Shields (9)

2014-1-22 Springville Ward (6) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (9) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (12) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (15) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (16) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (25) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (28) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (30) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (31) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (33)

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