Category Archives: Favorite Quotes

Happy 2016!

A favorite quote to start off the new year:

“God doesn’t care nearly as much about where you have been as He does about where you are and, with His help, where you are willing to go.”                                                                                                                   -Jeffrey R. Holland.

If you have the time, this is a great talk about resolutions, new beginnings, and hope for the future:

Remember Lot’s Wife

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How to put selfishness in its place

The grateful man sees so much in the world to be thankful for, and with him the good outweighs the evil. Love overpowers jealousy, and light drives darkness out of his life. Pride destroys our gratitude and sets up selfishness in its place. How much happier we are in the presence of a grateful and loving soul, and how careful we should be to cultivate, through the medium of a prayerful life, a thankful attitude toward God and man!”

– Joseph F. Smith

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The Noble Soul

From Live in Thanksgiving Daily by Joseph B. Wirthlin:

“Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable.”

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What we need most

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.”
-William James

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Make it count

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”

– Neal A. Maxwell

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What the world needs

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.”
-Michael Josephson

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Gratitude

Thought for today:

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
– Melody Beattie

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You, You, You

I really like this Facebook post from Elder D. Todd Christofferson:

“Today’s culture tells us to think first and only about ourselves. Society tells you that you’re the most important, that you deserve the best of everything, that it’s your life. They want you to believe that your life should be all about you, you, you.

It’s quite a challenge to get out of this box and think about other people. It’s sometimes a stretch for us to think as the Savior did—blessing everyone that we interact with and not worrying about what others think of us.

One of the biggest challenges in my own life has been learning to get outside myself. I have learned that we should really only be concerned about what the Lord thinks. That allows us to focus more on others and their needs—to be of service.

If I were young again, I would try to worry less about what others think of me. I would try to see myself as the Lord sees me. What higher praise can come to a man or woman than the Lord telling them, “Well done my beloved son, my beloved daughter, in whom I am well pleased”?

Wouldn’t you love to hear Him speak those words to you?”

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4 year old wisdom

Quote of the day from my 4 year old: “I went super fast in slow motion.”

Simple Truth

“How we live our lives increases or diminishes our faith.” – Elder Neal A. Anderson, Oct 2015

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