For me Elder Balthazar helped me personally, he sat me down and we talked about what I, for myself wanted to work on. I felt like I was back with Elder Han, my trainer; and he helped me see through myself that I could benefit greatly from Gratitude, and i think in the end Charity.
I love this month's ensign, which is full parables. I love the story of a Returned Sister missionary who talked simply how blessings are like cut roses. Her mission president gave all the missionaries roses after a zone conference for no particular reason; and after a long day, was quickly forgotten on the kitchen table. She was sad to see it withered a few days later, and determined to change. The next zone conference, she was given another rose, and quickly wrapped in a wet paper towel; and she placed it in a glass of water at home. It blossomed the next day, and perfumed their house for a few days. Blessings are the same, when we recognize them, the benefit and help us, but if we chose not too, they wither and dry and the opportunities are gone. My sacrifice before was pride, but I think it will be gratitude, and focusing on the Savior. Suprisingly, sacrificing pride is actually focusing on me, but i think i could give something rather than just prevent pride. We are setting big goals for this week and I feel more enabled by what I study.