First Aid for Life’s Challenges

Sherie Bluth

We all face challenges in our lives at one time or another. If not, how are we to grow and develop? I will always remember a Relief Society lesson where every sister was given a piece of paper and told to write a challenge she was facing in life at the time. The papers were all collected and the teacher proceeded to read. One had an unfaithful husband, one had a suicidal child, depression, aging parents to care for, etc. It was very humbling to hear the problems in that one room. All of these sisters seemed to “have it all together.” I never would have known. I have a child with learning disabilities, emotional and mental problems. After hearing all the different challenges those women were facing, I wouldn’t have traded them for anything.

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