something more

i printed/framed this lovely
that i got borrowed from this cute blog.

*it's a line from this hymn:

Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I helped anyone in need?

Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?

If not, I have failed indeed.

Then wake up and do something more
Than dream of your mansion above.

Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure,

A blessing of duty and love

(Hymns, 1985, no. 223).

i used to kind of hate that hymn.
am i allowed to hate hymns?
am i going to hell?

...but as an adult, i seriously love it.

i, angie dunn, can often be found
"dreaming of my mansion above."

*focusing on my own problems
*listing my needs & wants all day in my head
*expecting to be loved exactly how i want to be shown love
*feeling sorry for myself
*longing for days when things will be easy/perfect for me

but the hymn speaks truth.
secret-of-life style.

it's like the savior says,
“he that findeth his life shall lose it:
and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”

i want to practice that more.
i want to be better than i have.
i want to overcome selfishness.

i will wake up and do something more.

*and i'll start with this service project,
so that my family has clean underwear:


The Roberts Family said...

thats cute!!! i love this!!!

Two little lovebirds said...

Ok seriously, you inspire me. I have the same stinkin negative thoughts and you ALWAYS put me in my place. I always feel so much better after I read your blog. I want to be like you!!

The Wizzle said...

Oh, sooooooooo very true. Angie Dunn, you rock that laundry. Gotta start somewhere!

Sassy said...

I ♥ that hymn.....kinda always wanted it sung at my funeral.....hahahaha... is that morbid or what? Laundry.......I'm in laundry hell! Good luck! I am bad probably saying hymn and hell in the same paragraph.....aren't I?

Bev said...

You serve like no other ...... and you're always doing something more. You're a good example to me! You have the cutest thoughts!! I love reading about your cute life!!

Burgess said...

We were just singing that in church last week and I thought that I definitely need to put that in a frame somewhere and hang it in my house.

We can always all do something more! Thanks for reminding me of that today.

Lori said...

With your positive attitude and your service to others (including your own family) you do not have anything to worry about. I only hope that my mansion is nextdoor to yours!!!

Bekah: said...

I love this! I am so going to make my own sign to hang up to remember! I have my own service project, I've been putting off.

rachbechep said...

um. thank you. i needed to hear that today. ♥

Cadi said...

Found you off Audrey's blog. Your way funny, inspiring, and so clever. Your blog gives a little "pick me up". thx!

Britney {Jesses Girl} said...

love. that. hymn.

love. that. sign.

love. this. post.

love. you.

cori said...

LOVED THIS. we are twins today. every.laundry.basket.is.full.as.we.speak. with dirty. good thing i can do speed wash.

sister...love your guts! i hope you are hearing me.

Unknown said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing my print with your readers! Looks cute in your frame and it's fun for me to see it in your home.

Ah Laundry. There is ALWAYS some hiding away in my laundry room. Maybe I'll put this print in there :)

Have a great day!

Laura Blue said...

seriously ang, you INSPIRE me! Thank you for being honest in everything you do and feel. you are an amazing person and have such a strong spirit. you are blessed! i think you are stronger than you give yourself credit for...i hope you know that.