Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Getting Back Up After a Fall

My good friend, Yvonne Miller, gave a fabulous Relief Society lesson on the talk by Pres. Uchtdorf, "You Can Do It Now." She used the cute video clip of a mother duck who had gone up a couple stairs and her ducklings struggling to follow her. It was a great visual image of how sometimes we are on the bottom stair but our Heavenly Father is always there for us, waiting patiently, and knowing that we can do hard things. Just like the ducklings tried and tried again even though they kept falling, that is what we can do also.

I also appreciated the comments by a sweet woman, Shirley Noble, who shared her experience trying to learn how to walk again after being near death and in a coma for over a month. She said that she had taken a walk outside alone at the rehab center just as she was initially struggling to walk and fell but couldn't get up. The staff came and rescued her and then when she was working with her physical therapist, who knew about her fall, the therapist had her fall over and over again so she could learn to get back up on her own.

Isn't that a great lesson on life. If we can't get back up again on our own, it is possible that there will be people there to help us up but life will keep pushing us down again so that we get strong enough to get back up on our own. Life isn't about never falling. It is about learning to get back up again.

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