Monday, September 13, 2010
Motivational Monday - "Embrace Our Lives"
"A house does not have to be perfect to be a home of joy, a child does not have to behave perfectly to love and be loved, and every moment of life does not have to be perfect to be of value.
Too often, I realize, we fail to see the glorious reality of the simple joy that abounds in the seemingly mundane routine of day-to-day living.
Instead, we tend to idolize the past, idealize the future, and devalue the present....
What better way to show our appreciation to Heavenly Father for what we have.... than to embrace our lives.
~ Winnie Dalley; Ensign, March 1998
"You are here on earth for a divine purpose. It is not to be endlessly entertained or to be constantly in full pursuit of pleasure. You are here to be tried, to prove yourself so that you can receive the additional blessings God has for you. . . . Some blessings will be delivered here in this life; others will come beyond the veil.
The Lord is intent on your personal growth and development. That progress is accelerated when you willingly allow Him to lead you through every growth experience you encounter, whether initially it be to your individual liking or not."
~Richard G. Scott