7.14.2008

A Simple Thank You

"Gracias, danke, merci whatever language is spoken, 'thank you' frequently expressed will cheer your spirit, broaden your friendships, and lift your lives to a higher pathway as you journey toward perfection. There is a simplicity even a sincerity when 'thank you' is spoken." ~Thomas S. Monson, "The Profound Power of Gratitude," Ensign, Sept. 2005, 3

If you read my Natalie's blog, you will know that the play has kicked into high gear. There is a lot going on, and my 'jobs' as asst. choir director and accompanist have kept me very busy as the other accompanist has been gone for over a month, and the choir leader left town a couple of weeks ago. So, busy times for sure, and an aching back as an added bonus.

And church yesterday was busy and a bit stressful as well. Both my counselors were gone, so it was me and my super-duper secretary, Kristi. And we both worked hard, I can tell you that. Always plenty of action! That's why, when Primary [which actually went very well] ended, I breathed out a big sigh of relief. Just as we finished up, and were straightening the room, one of our wonderful Primary teachers came in with his class, and handed me several thank-you notes they had made for us. Can I just say that it was the sweetest thing ever? And especially on a busy busy Sunday. Those little ones made my day. They really did. I loved the picture they drew -- not sure if it's an angel, a bug, Jesus, me or a butterfly. And I don't care. I loved their sweet, sincere thank you.

And it reminded me [again] of how important it is to say those two little words.

10 comments:

MiaKatia said...

So sweet! I love little kid thank yous.

Emily J. said...

I love it. Jessi gave Spence and I a thank you note yesterday too. It really warms the heart!

Ashley said...

wow--you've been busy!! good luck with everything. i agree--thank-yous are very important.

Jori said...

Well if anyone deserves a big ol' thank you it's you. You do so much to serve others.

Natalie Scott said...

Can I just say, THANK YOU?? Honestly, I don't know what life would be like w/out you, and I don't want to know either!

Sorry about yesterday...I will not be MIA again for quite some time, I can promise you! I'm amazed how you can pull it together so gracefully nonetheless.

Chris and Tara Mason said...

That's awesome! I love getting pictures with drawings from kids - it's the best!

Melissa said...

Sometimes those little thank you's make such a big difference in our lives! I love children's handmade cards the most.

Shelley said...

It's AMAZING what those two little words can get done for you. Just a little thanks can work wonders somedays! :)

Holly O. said...

I taught the Thank You lesson on Sunday! I only wish I'd thought to direct the kids to make their cards for the Primary President. What a great treat for you! And you deserve it, that is for sure.

Kristi said...

Jan, I meant to comment on this--you did SUCH a wonderful job. And I know I say this all the time, but you are such an amazing President to all those chiuldren who love you dearly. They are so blessed to have you. And I am SO grateful to be in Primary with you :)