I don't have a lot of time to respond to your email today because everyone all of a sudden decided to email me, YAY!! But to answer your question of, what is the best advice I've been given that's helped me get through tough times.... hmmmm. I don't really know about advice I've been given, but for sure I've learned that when we're going through tough times it's really important to put into practice what I preach. I teach people how to apply the principles of the gospel in their own lives during hard times, but then when I am going through something difficult I forget about how I can use it to help myself! Sometimes it's really easy to get discouraged and disheartened, but then I talk to some of the members I'm really close to and they remind me of the Atonement and how the gospel is there to help us in every aspect of our lives. I don't believe that Christ's Atonement is fully comprehended by most people. If we only understood how we could use the Atonement in every part of our lives, then our lives would be so much easier and we could have so much more hope in situations that seem completely hopeless. I have such a strong testimony of the Atonement and it's healing powers. There was an article in either August or September's Ensign titled "The Healing Balm of Hope" it was truly inspiring and has kept me going through some tougher times. I've also learned to make use of my Mission President. He is such an inspired man, and really is like a dad away from home. He is so caring and loving and is completely qualified in every aspect of his calling. He has really helped me in so many ways since I've been out here on my mission.
I'm driving a Chevy Cruise right now. It's a very nice car and should be able to handle the snow and ice that will surely come our way. Now, hopefully I can handle driving in the snow and ice!
Until next week.
Love you all,
Sister Lindsay Taylor