It is has been a nice and busy day. Yesterday, I was really appreciative of all the Lord has given me. Therefore, last night, I went to bed with a thankful heart. This morning, I woke up, well rested. Misty and I got lots done around the house, and then we went to work. At work, I was also happily busy, and then I got home. At home, I made myself shelled noodles with parmesan cheese and pepper for dinner. I put oil in my car and then I went shopping. After I got home and put the groceries away, I practiced the OCMCO music for 20 minutes, and played the piano.
Since I practiced playing the piano, about 35 years ago, I memorized at least three songs, so I played them tonight: “The Theme from Love Story”; “The Theme From The Pink Panther”, with a brass band sound; and the Country Rock group, “America’s”, “The Horse With No Name”, with the sound of a 12 string guitar.
A few years ago, my parents bought for me a Yamaha electric keyboard, which has about 144 sounds, and can record several voices on top of each other. It is a very sophisticated instrument, and I enjoy playing it when I can.
Then, I read the Book of Mormon. Last night, I was thinking to myself, that I hope people are not thinking that I am trying to preach to them when I talk about different scriptures. The impression came to my mind that some people do not like it when people quote scripture. It makes them feel uncomfortable. Well, I just want to say that I am not trying to preach. I am just trying to share the impressions that are coming to my heart after I read the scriptures. So, I think that what I will do is just share those impressions, and not worry about quoting scripture verses.
What came to my mind tonight was how blessed it will be “when the lion will lie down with the lamb” and “no one will hurt” on the Lord’s mountain. I believe that that feeling has to come from within. I have to not want to hurt another in order for other’s not feel hurt.
Sure, some do feel offended easily. Recently, I was thinking about the word ‘gentleman’, and how I need to be more gentle, and sensitive to those around me. I think and imagine those who have a refined personality. They are not snooty, but they are kind, and deliberate. I want to be one of those people. I have seen enough of those types of people, for I worked at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for five years. Therefore, I was trained to be refined. I just need to remember, and use the training which I received.