Oreo, on the other hand. This morning before church, he started sniffing at it. He started to go inside the little house part, but then seemed to decide it was too small so he jumped up on top of it. He stood there for a while--I think he was staring at something in the tree outside the window. And then he came into the bedroom and proceeded to hide under the blankets. I'm really not sure how to take that, but I hope it doesn't mean he thought we got it for Mimsy and that we didn't like him as much.
Maybe I think too hard.
Anyway... Church was pretty awesome today. One of the girls in our ward is leaving on her mission a week from Wednesday, so she spoke in Sacrament Meeting. That and something I read in the Relief Society lesson for today had me thinking.
She told a couple of jokes, and repeated something that had been pointed out to her. When you hear a really funny joke, the first thing you want to do is go out and share it with everyone, and the Gospel is pretty much the same way. It's more serious than jokes, but still makes you feel good. And the lesson for today quoted Joseph Smith as saying something about how when people read the Book of Mormon and the truths inside, they would want to compete for who's the most zealous in sharing it with everyone else.
We grew up in the LDS church, so we learned all about the Book of Mormon and stuff as we grew up, and so it all seemed like it was only natural. We followed all the rules because that's what we were supposed to do. But now that we have been living these teachings for so long, we've been able to see the blessings that have come from following them, and while we're still a little timid about sharing what we know, sometimes we'll hear about our friends' problems and think, "Oh, if only they could pay tithing! Then all their financial problems would be so much lighter!" or "If only they could get a blessing!" and things like that. And I hesitate to say all that stuff, even here, because I get the feeling it makes us sound like crazy religious zealots, and we know there are rumors going around about LDS people being brainwashed and all that stuff. But I'm sure we haven't been brainwashed *grin*
There's a joke about Mormons being like vampires--we all want to make you one of us. I'm not so sure about vampires, but in the case of Mormons, or at least in the case of ones with very strong testimonies, it's because we're so happy to know what we know that we want everyone else to know it and be happy, too.
Today I'm thankful for Mimsy not hating the cat tree (hopefully Oreo will come to like it, too), our suspicions about no treats in Relief Society being false, having ice cream again, having a ride to Game Stop on Tuesday, and having a ride to the bookstore tomorrow.