This is what I wanted to share today because it was an uplift to me.
You’ll find this quote in the daily counsel and inspiration book for July 14, pg. 212, “A Future as Bright as Your Faith” by Thomas S. Monson, our beloved Prophet.
“Your Heavenly Father loves you–each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.“
Thomas S. Monson
Could I please just remember these words every day?
Especially on THOSE kind of days.
To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle—and all will—I say, “Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are. In fact, you are saviors on Mount Zion, and like the Master you follow, your love ‘never faileth.” I can pay no higher tribute to anyone.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Mother and Child by Pino Daeni
I can get caught up in our “selfie” motivated society and dread the aging process.
A natural process that every living thing experiences.
I just don’t like seeing the wrinkles and grey hair appear when I truly feel like I’m still 22 years old.
My youngest son just turned into double digits and he was moaning how he doesn’t want to grow up…he wants to be a kid forever. Truthfully, I don’t blame him.
Don’t we all wish sometimes for the clock to stand still or even to go backwards because we don’t want to face “growing up”?
This photo and blogpost from mama’s musings however, puts all those Peter Pan-ish thoughts into perspective.
I love what she says about seizing the now moments of each day and to be fully present. Of not insulting today because we pine for yesterday.
Instead of fearing the calendar, be grateful for each birthday we get to celebrate. Be grateful for each and every day we get to spend with those we love.
Not everyone gets that luxury.
I think my Mom will agree.
“Trust and confidence in Christ and a ready reliance on His merits, mercy, and grace lead to hope, through His Atonement, in the Resurrection and eternal life. Such faith and hope invite into our lives the sweet peace of conscience for which we all yearn. The power of the Atonement…strengthens us to see, do, and become good in ways that we could never recognize or accomplish with our limited mortal capacity. Truly, one of the great blessings of devoted discipleship is ‘the peace of God, which passeth all understanding’ (Philippians 4:7).”
Elder David A. Bednar
“There are two influences ever present in the world. One is constructive and elevating and comes from our Heavenly Father; the other is destructive and debasing and comes from Lucifer. We have our agency and make our own choice in life subject to these unseen powers. There is a division line well defined that separates the Lord’s territory from Lucifer’s. If we live on the Lord’s side of the line Lucifer cannot come there to influence us, but if we cross the line into his territory we are in his power. By keeping the commandments of the Lord we are safe on His side of the line, but if we disobey His teachings we voluntarily cross into the zone of temptation and invite the destruction that is ever present there. Knowing this, how anxious we should always be to live on the Lord’s side of the line.”
George Albert Smith
“Waiting Upon the Lord” –Henry B. Eyring