Some weeks are good and some are not so good. And sometimes they are good and we don't even know it.
Missionaries are encouraged to keep good records of what they do - it helps them to be organized and accountable for their time. They are often encouraged to get better numbers as a way to motivate and encourage them to improve. Some missionaries look at the statistics as an end of themselves, but most I've known understand that the numbers are just a way to track what you are doing with people, and the people are most important. So sometimes when, by the numbers, it doesn't look like you are doing much, you might be accomplishing much more than you think. The real value is the connection with people, and helping them live happier lives.
That's a good reminder for me this week, as I try to see progress and growth in me and my children.
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