Thursday, May 5, 2016

My hands are small, I know...

Great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands anxiously engaged in a good cause. 
- Elder M. Russel Ballard

They truly come in all sizes.
From teeny tiny infant size to Andre the Giant size.

And truly, they can do marvelous things.
Have you every thought about that?

Hands are used to:
greet others
give high 5's
play musical instruments
speak thru Sign Language
write down our thoughts
hold other hands
plant gardens
pick flowers
perform brain surgery
hold babies
count money
build houses
cook meals
cut hair
take a photo

So MANY things that our hands can do!

I once read something that more or less said if our hands are so tight holding onto something, they are neither open to give or receive.

Hands can hold.
And hands can give!

Think about that for a minute.

God has given each of us special gifts and talents.  
And sometimes we hold on so tight to them when we could be blessing others with what we have. 
Maybe you just don't like sharing.
Maybe you don't like people to know what gift or talent you have.
Or maybe you just don't know how to use what you've been given.

I know my hands are small, but I try to use them in BIG ways!
Think about what we can ALL accomplish when we come together and use what God has given us.
Because you know, we are better together!!!
What does that look like for you?

Maybe it's helping someone financially, cooking a meal, or simply holding someone's hand.
One of the easiest things any of us can do - clasping our hands in prayer.

There are so many GOOD things we can do when we bring our hands together!
I encourage you to stop and look at your hands today and, no matter the size, think of ways you can use them to help others.
I encourage you to stop and look at the hands of someone else and take a minute to ponder what their hands have already accomplished today...or what is yet still to come.  

Let our hearts and hands be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path.
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, loving hands of my Jennifer Leigh. Love You, Mom