It's not so much "whatever that means." It's whoever...

"Dear Elder Cannon: you are hereby called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Colombia Bogota North Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months...You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language... "

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We're all in this together...

I know, I know, I already posted today. Get a life, go play outside, do something useful with your life for goodness sake!

I did. I went to the Temple and then to the post office to mail a letter. Well, a contract and a check for $100. That contract and check will hopefully mean that I have a place to stay this fall during school. But only because of an angel.

Well, not really and angel, but why not? I think she was an angel. So did the guy in the line in front of me.

I went to mail my contract overnight (aka. really fast) to reserve my spot for an apartment, and when I told the lady at the counter what I wanted, she put it in an envelope marked "Extremely Urgent" and printed out a stamp for it. The stamp said $18.50. I didn't have that much... My mom had given me a ten, thinking that it would be more than enough. But apparently it's more expensive to get to Rexburg than I thought. I handed her the ten and then looked in my wallet to see what other cash I had. $4... Not enough. "I don't have enough" I said...stating the obvious. She gave me that awkward look that people give when they don't know what to do...and that there's still a line behind me. "Do you want to ship it..." She started to suggest some other way to send it that wouldn't be as fast, and the lady behind me in line said "Oh, help the poor boy out." She came forward, asking how much. "$18. And I have $14..." She pulled out a five and payed the rest of my stamp, saying something about hurrying up and that she had a dying husband at home. The man being helped next to me looked over, and said "So you're one of those angels? I've always wanted to see one." "We're all in this together," she said. "I hope it's worth it."

Angels are here to watch out for us. Whether they're actually beings from another realm, or just someone on this earth who wants to help out, they're out there. I couldn't be more grateful. Getting an apartment for this fall was not life or death. It's important, yes, but there are other apartments, and I didn't even have to send it "extremely urgent"-ly. But what's done is done, and I am ever grateful. Thank you angel, whoever you are. I hope that all goes well with your husband and with all your endeavors. God bless you.

We are all in this together. We get so involved in "me" or "us" and we tend to forget about the other 6 billion people in this world. They're trying just as hard to feed a family, or care for a sick uncle. Shouldn't we care about them and their plight in life just as much as we care about ours?

So there's your challenge for the day. Find someone who could use some help. Be someone's angel. And as you start thinking about how you can help others, you'll forget about yourself, and really come to see how "we're all in this together."

Have a nice day!

(By making someone else's day)




  1. ...that's really touching. Thanks for sharing that story. :) I'm glad for angels, too. :)
    Love, Me.

  2. Kind of a side note
    - When i saw the title i thought High School Musical... The end

    I loved this story. Thanks for sharing it. It's really touching.