Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Words to live by

We recently had a regional conference here in Provo and we were privileged to hear from four amazing people: Elder Steven Snow, Sister Julie B Beck, Elder Jeffrey Holland, and President Boyd K Packer. All talks were wonderful!

At the back of the notebook I was using to take notes that day I found a list of one-liners that I had started. One-liners are great because they contain a message about the kind of person I would like to become and it is packaged so neatly in an easy-to-remember form. I suppose that most of these won't have much meaning to anyone else who reads them, but each has a memory/feeling associated with it that makes it important to me. Here is my list so far:

"Never suppress a generous thought"--Sister Camilla Kimball

"Give the Lord equal time"--Elder M Russell Ballard

"Cultivate an attitude of gratitude"

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."--President Thomas S Monson

"Pain is inevitable, misery is optional"

"There is only one Plan of Happiness. All the rest is multiple choice misery."--Elder Neal A Maxwell

"When you face temptations, remember it is not just about you."--Elder David A Bednar

"The Lord is voting for you. The devil is voting against you. But it is your vote that counts."--President Boyd K Packer

"One is not truly converted until he wishes for others what he wishes for himself."--Islamic saying

"Be obedient, not creative!"--Sister DePaula, Brasil CTM

"The delay of our dreams does not mean that they have been rejected."--Sarah Ban Breathnach

"No success can compensate for failure in the home."-- President David O McKay

"Our greatest goal in relationships is to be a light, not a judge." --Steven R. Covey

"Without hard work nothing grows but weeds!"--President Hinckley

"It is a greater honor to be trusted than to be loved."--David O McKay

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens"--Jim Hendrix

"In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock."--Thomas Jefferson

"Be happiness itself."--Buddha

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