One of my dearest friends names is Danielle Cook. Danielle has been a huge light of peace in my life, even when I have been blind-sighted in my own ways. She was my first roommate in college. We had many ups and downs, as does most roommates although through it all, I can still turn to her. My favorite thing about Danielle is that she can bring light and joy to any room. She constantly has a smile on her face and really believes that peace comes from Heavenly Father. One of the greatest lessons I learned from her in that short semester was how to let go of doubtful/fearful feelings. If I was having a rough day, Danielle was the first to notice and ask me "Are you ok?", she is so great at realizing others pains. She would follow this statement up by trying to calm me. She would take my hand and massage it and talk about certain aspects of my day that were negative. She would tell me to picture myself handing over that negative thought/sin/imperfection to the Lord. Danielle would wait patiently until I could actually picture myself doing so(Does that even make sense? lol) She is truly a treasure. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing this experience but I really took for granite these times. It has helped me lately get through my worries as well. Having only one month to go is nerve-wracking(Spelling?). It is so typical and almost inspired that she is leaving to Santiago, Chile exactly a month before me. She is the perfect person to pave the way into missionary work. I just love her and got to give her the biggest hug today. I wish I could put the hug in a time capsule and SAVE it. It was a tender mercy to see her and spend her final moments at home with her. See you in 18, hermana!