Monday, January 23, 2012

A cold, rainy, beautiful day..

Today it is so messy outside. Anything more than two consecutive days of rain makes me cringe. But today I like it...a lot. I'm finding the silver lining, so to speak. I have realized that I can either spend my day being annoyed that it's not sunny and bright outside or use my time cooped up in the house wisely and get some things done.

I'm not exactly a happy-go-lucky girl. I can be a pessimist. But as I grow up, I often realize that I should make the best of any given situation that I can. It's hard. I don't always want to find the positive light of things. But if I try (sometimes really, really hard), I can.

This is where I tell you about my little boy. No, I'm not a mother, but I have a little boy. His name is Milton and he is ten years old. He lives in El Salvador. He is mine through Compassion.

While building a relationship with this little boy, I am humbled. The simplest things bring him so much joy. I want to be like him! It sounds weird to want to be like a ten year old kid. A boy. But I do. He finds pure joy in learning about and serving his Savior. He finds joy in knowing that he has a friend a world away who cares for him. I want to be like him.

So today, I'm finding my silver lining.


  1. Rainy days are my favorite....unless I have to drive in them. :)

    Hello, blogging V! I adore your writing voice. It's so very you. :)

    1. Thank you so much! I'm having fun with this.. :)

  2. hi! my name's alyssa, found your blog from hannah's. :) my family and i have a few compassion kids and it always humbles me that they're thankful for every. single. thing. i agree, i wanna be like them! looking forward to reading your blog! :)


    1. Thank you so much! I saw you through Hannah too :)