You guys know I have been thinking about what I could do to be of greater service. I mentioned the idea of baking cookies, and after thinking more about it, that's what I decided to do. Here are the biggest reasons why:
1. I love that I can do this with the girls
2. Because I can do it with the girls, I don't have to get them a sitter- that's nice
3. I can still do other service if I so choose
4. It can be flexible- I'm not constrained to anything or anyone
and, the biggest reason:
I realized I can use this as a catalyst to teach the girls how to follow the Spirit. Each time before we bake cookies, we are going to say a prayer and ask Heavenly Father who we should deliver the cookies to. Even as a young child, Aud and Claire can feel the promptings of who should get cookies. I would much rather they learn how to hear the promptings of the Spirit when we are dealing with cookies rather than waiting until they are choosing a spouse or career or something major. We have such a finite time to teach them before they enter the world and the world teaches them, I love the idea that cookies can be a true learning experience for them in the most important of matters.
Obviously, I realize that cookies are not going to change the world. But, maybe we can change our little sphere.
Here we are getting started:
Look at this face- how could this not be a great idea: