Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Learn to Laugh"


Had a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch last week! And, I'm starting to wear contacts now, off with the spectacles!

This week has been pretty uneventful because I've been sick since Saturday. Had some pretty bad cheat, throat and head pains, so I had to go to the doctor. Apparently, I have had some bad muscle spasms and a couple rough asthma attacks but I got some medication. Just roughing it out through a bad cough and throat right now.

On Friday, we had a ward fashion show that we helped out at. Elder Wright did a little act and talk about appearances and modesty.

The rest of the weekend has really been spent just trying to get some rest at home, though I've been getting worse. But, I'm sure it'll get better soon. I'm hoping it does. It's getting tiring to be cooped up at home.

Joseph is still our star investigator. He's progressing well. Unfortunately, our other investigators have really been pretty flaky, so we hope to give them a boost or find some new ones.

Sad to hear that Elder Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles passed away. I loved his talks of simplicity, peace, joy, and the simple pleasures in life. I really enjoyed his last conference talk, Come What May, And Love It. He talked about how to take life as it comes, and he gave three wonderful ways to overcome them. The three thing were to 1. Learn to laugh 2. Seek for the Eternal 3. The Principle of Compensation and 4. Trust in the Father and the Son. A quote from that talk that I really enjoyed was this:

The first thing we can do is learn to laugh. Have you ever seen an angry
driver who, when someone else makes a mistake, reacts as though that person
has insulted his honor, his family, his dog, and his ancestors all the way back
to Adam? Or have you had an encounter with an overhanging cupboard door left
open at the wrong place and the wrong time which has been cursed, condemned, and
avenged by a sore-headed victim?

There is an antidote for times such as these: learn to laugh.

Really not too much to write on this week, looking forward to Christmas! I got our Mission President to approve the movie The Polar Express, so we're enjoying that extra boost to the Christmas season/spirit. Do rent/buy/watch the movie if you have time, it has such wonderful messages!

Well, hope to hear from y'all sometime during this wonderful Christmas season! Oh, there are also Flat Rate Envelopes for $12.95! :P

Thanks so much for reading! Do member missionary work! Oh! We're having a live nativity performance called A Night In Bethlehem where there will be different rooms of different scenes leading to Christ's birth. Elder Wright and I, along with another person, will be the shepherds. We have to sing too! Will have some photos up next week! Take care and God bless!

Elder Chua

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