Oh Mother Dear,I really like your addition to that little quote I sent you. It really is quite a waste to go around missing things. A mission is something you have once in a lifetime (couples are a different story), and something you have the rest of your life to remember... very nice. The present really is a present when you have the right head on your shoulders. When you go around not missing what you used to and open your eyes to see what you do have. it is pretty great. I have had that a lot during my mission, whether it was missing companions, areas, members, whatever. The real secret to it all is that there is always something new to be found and always new happinesses to discover. Maybe you have to change the way you think. Sometimes our own thought habits can be personal prisons in our minds blocking us from finding happiness. Always dreaming for something over the horizon when we have gold mines buried in our own backyards. Just go out and do some diggin' y'all!
Well, I'm going back to work for the week. I will see you soon!