Showing posts from November 28, 2010

Rest unto Your Souls

the things we are to do and the things we are to be


When you walk with gratitude, you do not walk with arrogance and conceit and egotism, you walk with a spirit of thanksgiving that is becoming to you and will bless your life.

President Gordon B. Hinckley, Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley (1997), p. 250

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!

President Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 5th edition (1939), page 263

own each day

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical hour decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. He only is right who owns the day and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded by worry, fret and anxiety. Finish each day, and be done with it. You have done what you could.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

self mastery

Oh God, help us to be the masters of ourselves, that we may be the servants of others.

-Sir Alec Paterson


You cannot run away from weakness. You must sometime fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now and where you stand?
-Robert Lewis Stevenson