Laughter is the best medicine
We had the best fireside last week, Jason Hewlett came and entertained and spiritually uplifted the youth in our stake. I really did not know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised! Check this out a video from his web site
Jason shared with us his story of how he discovered his Unique Talents (his extremely large mouth), how he has utilized it in his life as well as demonstrating some impressions. He shared with us the Parable of the Talents and how that applies to something we might posses and not necessarily think is a talent or a gift, but actually be. He reminded us how important it is to trust Heavenly Father and do the best with what we have.
It reminded me of the talk President Uchtdorf gave in General Conference
You Matter to Him
We Are Not Forgotten
This really stood out to me in the fact that Jason could have let his (extremely large mouth) talent stand in his way, he could have listened to the kids that teased him and called him weird. Instead he decided to take that (extremely large mouth) talent and double it- like the Lord told us to do in the Parable of the Talent. “But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his Lord’s money” because he was afraid, therefore the Lord took his talent away from him.
So I have been thinking- What are my talents? have I double them or do I hid them? I think about how Satan tells us we are no good, that we have nothing outstanding to be of worth to God.
In Pres Uchtdorf talk he says
“Compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God” – WOW very profound – we are everything to him- so much that he gave his only begotten Son to offer all of us a way to return home to him.
He loves us so much, giving us gifts to share and so doing guiding us back to him.
One of the hardest parts is finding those gifts within ourselves to help him to help those around us.
Thank you Jason for your insight and love of people to share your wonder stories and gifts.
virginia kleinMarch 20, 2015 at 7:42 am
Jason is fantastic!! He was born with a big mouth, but he is an extraordinary example of developing the talent God gave him into a life that blesses himself and everyone with his gift of joy!!!
yellow brick roadDecember 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm
Thank you, thank you. great lesson for my grandsons that live with me and have challenges of their own. I will be back…often!