An hour later I was in the ordinance workers dressing room bathroom emptying the trash and another temple worker who I had passed several times throughout my cleaning, stopped to chat with me and she looked at me and noticed the sweat on my face and grabbed a tissue and came toward me. I reached up to take the tissue and she shook her head - and said "you just stand there and breathe" - and she proceeded to wipe my face with such love and said - 'take a minute and just stand here'. I had to fight the lump in my throat from her kindness. I sometimes feel invisible in my life. I live alone. I'm self employed. I have a lot to do, and often not a lot of people around me. I often feel like I'm just working alone, sweating life on my own. This sweet sister saw me, she looked at me. She appreciated my service, and just loved me for a minute, and how sweet it was!
I just felt so loved at the Temple today. I felt known and appreciated. I felt less worried about how much I sweat, or the strain in my back than ever before. I felt like I had an important work to do. I am so grateful to have such an assignment.