Have you ever been in a group and somehow felt left out because of how other people were sitting? Or perhaps they were standing in a small circle and you were on the outside?
At church on Sunday, we were rearranging the chairs so I put my coat down and helped move them into a semi-circle. As the other women were sitting down, there was one chair and a gap between the chair I initially chose and where the rest of the group was sitting. Momentarily, I felt sadness because I was not in the group. Being shy, I decided to accept my location rather than move.
Cue my newest teacher, Sister Collins, a new missionary in our area. Rather decidedly, she patted the empty chair next to her and invited me to come sit by her.
In response to her kind offer, a flood of happy emotions washed over me.
No matter where you are physically, we can work together to improve your emotional state.