But, amidst all the time wasting, I've found a lot of good on the internet lately--a lot of stories that have pulled at my heart. One of the most recent was this family, who lost their wife and mother and the baby she was pregnant with very unexpectedly on the same day. I've long been following this family, whose lost their 18 month old last summer. These stories make me think of people I know who are facing difficulties--one friend whose baby was just born at 34 weeks and is in the NICU, another whose baby has a heart defect and has already had a surgery and is now back in the NICU, another who is pregnant with a baby with a heart defect and who has been in and out of the hospital. What really impresses me about all these people, though, is the attribute they have in common: faith. When I think of them, I feel so selfish. I have healthy kids, Ryan has a great job, we live in a nice place. I don't know that I could face what they are facing. But I am grateful for their faith and for their example of how to face trials and to use those trials to make themselves stronger. Seeing their faith in the face of such gigantic trials humbles me, and inspires me to become stronger and more faithful in the face of my small and perhaps somewhat insignificant trials.
Anyway, one last good thing I've found on the internet:
Okay, one more "last" thing: the movie above made me think of this talk by Elder Holland about the Book of Mormon, and it's possibly my favorite talk, ever.