Friday, October 30, 2009

Fruit of Keeping Covenants

The fruit of keeping covenants is the companionship of the Holy Ghost and an increase in the power to love."
--Elder Henry B. Eyring, Ensign, Nov. 1996, 32

Monday, October 26, 2009


The bridge between failure and success is HOPE.
--Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Point of view

It would be easier for some people to change their hat size than change their point of view.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.
--Horace Friess

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Enduring to the End

Enduring to the end is a process filling every minute of our life, every hour, every day, from sunrise to sunrise. It is accomplished through personal discipline following the commandments of God."
--Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Have We Not Reason to Rejoice?", October 2007 General Conference

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Taking care of yourself

Taking care of yourself does not make you self-centered, it makes you centered.”

Monday, October 19, 2009

Live in each season

"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each."
~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Advice on Spending

If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall.
-- Liz Pulliam Weston

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Seeing and Thinking

The foolish person will reject what he sees,
but never what he thinks.
The wise person will reject what he thinks,
but not what he sees.
-Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A girl needs her Dad.

"A girl needs her Dad. Even if the daughter is 70 and the father is 90, a girl needs her Dad." 
- Meg Meeker, author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know.

I believe this is true. I am not 70 and my Dad lived to be 87, not 90, I still need him and he was always there for me. In fact, I believe he is still there for me. I know he is active and happy in the spirit world and that he has a mission to perform. I believe he is watching over all of his family from time to time.

Monday, October 12, 2009


"Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose."

~ Maureen Killoran

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The decisions we make and the way we behave are what ultimately shape our character. Charles A. Hall aptly described that process in these lines: "We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our characters; we sow our characters, and we reap our destiny"

--Wayne S. Peterson, "Our Actions Determine Our Character,", Ensign, Nov. 2001, 83

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

As Others See Us

Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them.

- Franklin P. Adams

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Honest Politician

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

- Simon Cameron

Things of God

The things of God are of deep import; and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out."

--Joseph Smith, Liberty, MO, March 25, 1839, History of the Church, 3:295

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.

--- Chinese Proverb