Monday, June 18, 2012

Week 38

Hello from Hogwarts all!
So my little brother (who I will always remember as a 12 year old) is going on a mission...he already had his farewell...WHAT?! Can you believe how fast time is flying!! I cannot believe it! I hit my "hump" day...aka...I'm half. YUCK! Where has the time gone...and these next 9 months are going to fly by even weird.

I loved all the pictures!! Everyone looks so so good!! I love you all! Mac I'm sure your farewell was amazing!!! You're going to be such an epic missionary!!

Well this week was a weird one ha. Me and Sister Delucchi were in for most of the week cause we've been sick. (Don't worry Mom I'm fine. The pollen in this country just attacked me with full force!) But I'm feeling better and ready to tear Alnwick apart!!

This week I learned a valuable lesson: "Wherever you are, no matter the weather always bring your own sunshine." I figured out this week that I left my sunshine in Bridlington. I was a little Bridlinton homesick this week and I was trying to figure out why i was so blue. But then it dawned on me..."Sister need a change of attitude. You need to bring your own sunshine!" So this week I've got my sunshine on!! Life is full of choices, and sometimes you have to choose to be happy no matter where you are. A wise German once said, "You create your circumstances." (This wise German is my Zone Leader Elder Weitzel ha) And it's so true. We create our everyday lives and we have the choice to have them filled with sunshine or dark rainy clouds.

So I'm choosing to let the sunshine in. (face it with a grin ;) ) I know I've been sent here to Alnwick for a reason!! I've just gotta be able to find the reason ha cause the reason isn't going to find me :)

Man, I'm learning so many valuable lessons on my mission. Especially this one. (Well and all the other ones too ;) ) But this one especially. If I want good things to happen I can't just wait for them to happen. I've gotta go after them, I've gotta find them, make them, work hard for them!! And that's for anything, whether it be missionary work, jobs, school, family, church, anything!! Dreams do come true when you work for them!

I love you all so much! Thank you for your love and eternal support! This little Hogwarts missionary is using her firebolt (aka legs and car) to spread the good news of the gospel to all that will listen!! I love you all to the moon and back!! Cheers til next week!

Love, Sister Brown

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