Sick Day

The flu hit like a ton of bricks about 10:00 last night.  I threw up every hour until four 4:00 am.  Yuck!  Needless to say I’ve spent most of the day in bed recovering.–I still have a very unsettled stomach, so not doing well in the weight gain territory, but I’m trying not to think about that.  One thing at a time.  I’m just glad I’m getting this over with before Wednesday!

President Monson gave us a list of true marks of finishers in life,

“The mark of vision.  “True finishers have the capacity to visualize their objective.”

“The mark of effort.  Needed is the capacity to make that second effort when life’s challenges lay us low.”

“The mark of faith.  “Recognize that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.”

“The mark of virtue.  ‘Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly’.  This counsel from the Lord will provide staying power.”

“The mark of courage.  Have courage to try when your arms are too weary.”

“The mark of prayer.  When the burdens of life become heavy…communication with our Heavenly Father provides peace.”

Love to all—Melanie

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3 Responses to Sick Day

  1. Carl Clegg says:

    Sorry to hear about the flu. We had the pass through here once this year. Hopefully it won’t return. We’ll be praying for you on Wednesday. I appreciated the list of true marks of finishers. President Monson is indeed a finisher and a powerful example for all of us. Many years ago he had a brother who lived here in New Jersey and worked at a large Hercules compound (now closed) making explosives. The plant is within our ward boundaries but at the time our ward was only a branch. Anyway, whenever President Monson (who at that time was Elder Monson) passed through New York on his way to a stake conference or other events, he would stop and visit his bother in Kenvil and often stay with him for a day or two. On certain occasions, he would attend our small branch and they would ask him to speak. It was always a treat to have him share some story or experience. He is a gifted speaker and filled with Christ-like love for the saints. Anyway, for the real old timers here, there are fond memories of Elder Monson’s visits to his brother in Kenvil and to the Dover Branch.

  2. Julie Wilcox says:

    So wonderful to have you on the front row in Sunday School!!!!

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