Today is Christmas. I think I caught a head cold, and I was really congested and miserable this morning. I could hardly speak, and I didn't feel much like eating. I had been invited to dinner at a friend's house. I told her I didn't feel like going out in the cold, and I really did not have much of an appetite. She said she would bring dinner over to me, which she did. The mashed potatoes were so good, but I'm saving the rest of the dinner for tomorrow when I hope to feel much better. Another friend upon hearing I was sick brought over a couple of cans of chicken noodle soup and some crackers. Usually at Christmas I get caught up in doing things for other people, but this year I have had to stop doing and accept the small kindnesses of others. I also was given a couple of large money gifts which amazes me that people care so much. My brother told me his bishop had counseled him when he was struggling financially that not everyone can be the giver, someone has to be the receiver. Although we all want to be the giver which is following the example of Jesus, we must remember it is important that we receive the Savior's gift into our lives.
Because of feeling tired and not having much energy, I watched this Christmas video which teaches this principle. Maybe it can change you perspective on life too.