Friday, May 25, 2012

Breakin my own Rule

Okay. I am breaking my own rule. I dearly love listening to President Uchtdorf speak. If you have not heard his talk entitiled "forget me not." Here are a few of my favorite quotes from his talk (Womens Conference September 2011):

"Dear sisters, many of you are endlessly compassionate and patient with the weaknesses of others. Please remember also to be compassionate and patient with yourself. In the meantime, be thankful for all the small successes in your home, your family relationships, your education, and livelihood, your church participation and personal improvement....God notices them and they are not small to him."

"An acceptable sacrifice is when we give up something good for something of far greater worth."

"The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not an obligation; it is a pathway, marked by our loving Father in Heaven, leading to happiness and peace in this life and glory and inexpressible fulfillment in the life to come."

And now my FAVORITE:

"As a child, when I would look at the little forget-me-nots, I sometimes felt a little like that flower -- small and insignificant. I wondered if I would be forgotten by my family or by my Heavenly Father. Years later I can look back on the young boy with tenderness and compassion. And I do know now--I was never forgotten. And I know something else: as an Apostle of our Master, Jesus Christ, I proclaim with all the certainty and conviction of my heart-- neither are you!

My dear sisters, you are closer to heaven than you suppose. You are destined for more than you can possibly imagine. 

How wonderful!
For the full article, you can click on the link above. Enjoy! The message is simple and pure.


Jennie said...

So fun to see your updates... and I love that talk as well. I just had to say thank you to you for being so good at what you do professionally. I believe you helped two people close to me deliver recently; one of my young women (now married) Becky, and my sister in law, Nikki Taylor. She said you had to hold that baby in until the doctor arrived. :) You have such a talent for helping people. They both said you were by far their favorite nurse. Just wanted to tell you... Well done! Have a wonderful holiday weekend. Hopefully you have it off.

kathie said...

I love that talk too. It makes me feel better about what I do and inspire rather than criticize about how I need to be better.

Dave "The Ace" said...

Jenny you are such an amazing woman! I am so blessed to have you in my life. Yer ole father in law!