Favorite Quotes

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don't judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone's differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another's weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.

None of us need one more person bashing or pointing out where we have failed or fallen short. Most of us are already well aware of the areas in which we are weak. What each of us does need is family, friends, employers, and brothers and sisters who support us, who have the patience to teach us, who believe in us, and who believe we're trying to do the best we can, in spite of our weaknesses. What ever happened to giving each other the benefit of the doubt? What ever happened to hoping that another person would succeed or achieve? What ever happened to rooting for each other?”
- Marvin J. Ashton

A good character is something you must make for yourself. It cannot be inherited from parents. It cannot be created by having extraordinary advantages. It isn’t a gift of birth, wealth, talent, or station. It is the result of your own endeavor. It is the reward that comes from living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life."

--Elder L Tom Perry

Don't live in the past, thinking about mistakes or changes you made. Think of your life as a book, move forward, close one chapter and open another. Learn from your mistakes, but focus on your future, not on your past.

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Those who have the gift of inspiration exude something that's difficult to pin down intellectually, yet is undeniably recognizable in how you feel in their presence. - Dr. Wayne Dyer

"To be angry is to yield to the influence of Satan. No one can make us angry. It is our choice. If we desire to have a proper spirit with us at all times, we must choose to refrain from becoming angry. I testify that such is possible." --- President Thomas S. Monson

"Each family prayer, each episode of family scripture study, and each family home evening is a brushstroke on the canvas of our souls. No one event may appear to be very impressive or memorable. But just as the yellow and gold and brown strokes of paint complement each other and produce an impressive masterpiece, so our consistency in doing seemingly small things can lead to significant spiritual results." --- Elder David A. Bednar

“Without the devotion and absolute testimony of the living God in the hearts of our mothers, this Church would die.” --- President Heber J. Grant

‎"True personal fulfillment never comes through self-gratification"

I am as strict as my child needs me to be.

"God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change. The courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me." Author unknown

“No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, God will never desert us. He never has, and He never will.” George Q. Cannon

Desires dictate our priorities , priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. The desires we act on determine our changing , our achieving , and our becoming. - Elder Dallin H. Oaks 

A bend in the road is not the end of the road...

unless you fail to make the turn.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust

The time to be happy is now, the place to be happy is here.  Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. Come what may and LOVE it!

".....Heaven's kindness will never depart from you, regardless of what happens......Bad days come to an end, faith always triumphs, and heavenlypromises are always kept."--Jeffrey R. Holland- 

Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of everything we do in our family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal & family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities & nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility & respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness & hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy & divine hope. Love should be our walk & our talk." Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Each heartfelt prayer, each church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life. -Thomas S. Monson

If you do nothing else today ... be appreciative of who and what y
ou have in your life. ♥

"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, quickly became a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong." -Thomas Carlyle
"Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too." - Frederick Buechner

"HE that has a WHY to live for can endure most any HOW"

"Families Are Forever"

"I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it" 

President Thomas S. Monson "May we resolve from this day forward to fill our hearts with love. May we go the extra mile to include in our lives any who are lonely or downhearted or who are suffering in any way. May we “[cheer] up the sad and [make] someone feel glad.” May we live so that when that final summons is heard, we may have no serious regrets, no unfinished business, but will be able to say with the Apostle Paul, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.~GK Chesterton

Desires dictate our priorities; priorities shape our choices; and choices determine our actions. The desires we act on...determine our changing, our achieving, and our becoming."

--Dallin H. Oaks

"Preach the gospel at all times; and when necessary, use words."
--Saint Francis of Assisi

"Sometimes we want to have growth without challenges...the only way to see the view is to make the climb."
--Paul V. Johnson

"Niether our professions, nor our possessions determine who we are."
--Elder Lynn G. Robbins

"Apparently the message of the gospel is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
--Harold B. Lee

"The Church is not a fast food outlet, we can't always 'have it our way'.... Salvation only comes in His way."
--Jeffrey R. Holland

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.-Thomas Edison

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
-C.S. Lewis

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths...
-Etty Hillesum

‎"If you want to find your true purpose in life, know this for certain: Your purpose will only be found in service to others, and in being connected to something far greater than your body/mind/ego." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, Injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you experience can create who you are, and the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to. If someone loves you, love them back, unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things.Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high.Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you." 
~Author Unknown~