Last night, I went to my ward's temple night at the Jordan River Temple. I went by myself because Ryan ended up having to work. I already had babysitting arranged and figured it would be silly to waste it and sit at home. I left just after 6:00 to give myself plenty of time to get there for the 7:00 session. Even leaving then, it still took until about 6:40 to get there. Traffic, etc. I rushed in to get ready. (Don't we all do that?☺)
I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. It was a lovely, spiritual, relaxing evening. On my way out to my car, I walked slowly to try and make my time there last as long as I could. I was in no rush to get back to life. I noticed that others were doing the same thing. No one seemed in any hurry to leave. The exact opposite of on the way in. Seeing it only confirmed to me once again just how important regular temple attendance is. It's not only good for those we are there for, it's good for us. It lifts and nourishes us spiritually and we can't help but leave in a better mood.
Ryan and I have committed to each other that we will attend our ward's temple night every month. We attend fairly regularly (not once a month, but probably every couple of months), but have never been very good about making it there on that specific night. We need to and we will. I want to feel the way I did last night a lot more often.