As an autism mom, who can be very overwhelmed by the differing aspects in my life, I am so thankful for the service others give me. What has carried me through my hard times are friends/family who reached out to me to see how I'm doing, watched my kids for an hour or two so I could have that much-needed nap, lent me a pair of shoes after my son threw his in the toilet right as the school bus pulled up, came over to offer some company and befriend my kids, taken me to breakfast to get out of the house, brought me dinners, etc. I am so very blessed to be surrounded by so many Christlike people.
A specific example happened this morning. I was cleaning my scary messy house after a weekend. Mondays are not my favorite for that reason. There was a knock on my door, and when I answered it, the sister missionaries were standing there. They offered to help me clean my house, and then left me a wonderful message along with their wonderful act of service. My sister had sent me this message before, but somehow it touched me even more this time. Just wanted to take the chance to share it with whomever needs it, and I hope it can help them like it helps me. (to read the entire talk, by Henry B. Eyring, click. here.)