August 2005

“Comment,” Ensign, Aug. 2005, 79


Those That Mourn

Thank you for the “Questions and Answers” section in the June 2005 Ensign regarding ways to help those who have lost a loved one. It contained useful, sensitive, and accurate suggestions for those who are “willing to mourn with those that mourn” (Mosiah 18:9) but may not know how. My family and I lost our father to cancer two years ago, and we were buoyed up by actions such as those described in the article. Thank you for addressing this difficult topic in such a helpful way.
Michelle Olsen, Burke Ward, Annandale Virginia Stake

The Most Important Things

Thank you so much for printing the article “A Balanced Life” (April 2005, 26). My life seemed to be going so well. I was getting so much done and was enjoying life with my husband and children, until one day I realized I was struggling to stay awake while driving across town. I was trying to live a perfect life, and as a result I was depriving myself of sleep in order to fit in my exercise, scripture study, cleaning, time with my family, etc.

After reading this article I realized that my recent crying sessions, muscle spasms, fatigue, and irritability stemmed from trying to do too much on too little sleep. I’ve slowed down my life a lot, which has been very difficult for me. I now have to prioritize, but I’m getting the most important things done. Thank you.
Laurie Blomstrom, Caldwell 10th Ward, Caldwell Idaho Stake