Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Thought Thursday

I decided that my blog needs a "segment." I know that I check certain blogs often hoping there is a new post for me to enjoy; so to those of you that come here hoping to find entertainment - I think this will help me post something at least once a week.

I present to you the first, Happy Thought Thursday.

Today I am still happy thinking about our lesson in Relief Society on Sunday. The lesson was centered around the talk President Eyring gave during General Conference last October titled, "Our Perfect Example." (This just happened to be my favorite talk given that year at Conference!)

You can click on the link to read his entire talk, but here are a few of my favorite quotes...
"We believe that through living the gospel of Jesus Christ we can become like the Savior, who is perfect. Considering the attributes of Jesus Christ should quash the pride of the self-satisfied person who thinks he or she has no need to improve. And even the most humble person can take hope in the invitation to become like the Savior."
"Love is the motivating principle by which the Lord leads us along the way towards becoming like Him,
our perfect example. Our way of life, hour by hour, must be filled with the love of God and love for others."
"I give counsel to husbands and wives. Pray for the love which allows you to see the good in your companion. Pray for the love that makes weaknesses and mistakes seem small. Pray for the love to make your companion’s joy your own. Pray for the love to want to lessen the load and soften the sorrows of your companion."
For all of us it may be hard to see in our lives an increasing power to love and to see ourselves becoming more like the Savior,
our perfect example. I wish to encourage you. You have had evidences that you are moving along the road to becoming more like Jesus. It will help to remember how you have felt, at times, like a little child, even in the midst of cares and trials...These moments will come more often as you try to do the things you know Jesus would do. Because of His Atonement for you, your childlike obedience will bring a feeling of love of the Savior for you and your love for Him."


Anonymous said...

Now I have TWO reasons to look forward to Thursday...Survivor AND Happy thought Thursday! Love it!
love you, Mom

Kristalyn said...

This is a genius idea! Also, i started a blog and added yours to my list b/c I enjoy it very much. Hope you don't mind :)

I saw your mom at a RS humanitarian night. We were being women, tying quilts and such. Ha!