Monday’s are one of my favorite days because of one thing – my little brother writes home. For two years 2013-2015 my little brother Perry was on a mission in Mexico and we loved getting his emails each Monday. Now another younger brother is on a mission and we love hearing from him each Monday.

(Zac is currently serving a mission in Guatemala and it is so fun to hear about his week each Monday. Each time a transfer comes we are excited to hear if is moving or staying in the same area. It is especially exciting since Jared served his mission in Guatemala and part of his mission area is in my little brothers mission.)

This week Elder Olsen ended his letter with these wise words “This is the first week of the rest of our lives! We can do whatever we want with it! What a great gift!”

This is the first week of the rest of our lives! We can do whatever we want with it! What a great gift!

I absolutely love this, no matter what happened last week THIS is the first week of the rest of our lives – what we do with it can make huge changes in our lives!

So, remember as you start this week that you have the power to do whatever you want with it!