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Have I done any good?
By faith21
8/27/2011 6:02:17 PM
Have I Done Any Good? : 1 — Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I helped anyone in need?
Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?
If not, I have failed indeed.
Has anyone's burden been lighter today
Because I was willing to share?
Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way?
When they needed my help was I there?
[Chorus]
Then wake up and do something more
Than dream of your mansion above.
Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure,
A blessing of duty and love.
I have had this song in my head for the last few days. I have also been studying scriptures, and reading the conference Ensign.

As much hurt as I have inside of me, I need to be looking beyond myself. My kids suffer from my marriage enough as it is. They need a mom that isn't always selfish and looking at how the world has wronged her.

I have been focusing on doing service and trying to make a difference in someones day.

With this being said- I have to add that I often look at others and their trials and I ache to help them. I try to be inspired to help and lift them. But I don't feel like I get that in return from anyone. It seems as though no one knows what to say to you when your marriage is failing, your husband has an addiction, and is inactive, and your just trying to run around doing the best you can. I remember sitting in church a while ago and just praying that someone would notice me. Someone would be inspired to talk to me. Not about anything serious- but to just be friendly. Or to notice that I was having a bad day. Is that too much to ask for?

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Friends...    
"I have noticed that being on here there are plenty of friends that understand...I have had a lot of inspiration from right here..I will pray that you will find someone that will notice you and reach out to you."
posted at 07:59:03 on August 28, 2011 by urbnoutdrzmn
I am sorry for your pain and I understand    
"I know how hard it is. When you feel so sad inside and noone really understands. This is what makes this an extremely difficult trial. If I had an accident and was in a wheel chair, everyone would show compassion. But when my spirit and heart are broken, it is not noticeable. I try to remember Jesus. How he went trough his gethsémané and noone knew and understood him.
Remember you are not alne"
posted at 21:14:22 on August 28, 2011 by Anonymous


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"Now brethren, the time has come for any one of us who is so involved to pull himself out of the mire, to stand above this evil thing, to “look to God and live” (Alma 37:47). We do not have to view salacious magazines. We do not have to read books laden with smut. We do not have to watch television that is beneath wholesome standards. We do not have to rent movies that depict that which is filthy. We do not have to sit at the computer and play with ographic material found on the Internet."

— Gordon B. Hinckley

General Conference, October 2004