Thursday, September 30, 2010


"Procrastination may seem the easy way, as it momentarily removes the effort required to accomplish something of value. Ironically, in time, procrastination produces a heavy burden laced with guilt and a hollow lack of satisfaction. Temporal and, even more importantly, spiritual goals will not be achieved by procrastination."
--Elder Donald L. Hallstrom, "Do It Now", General Priesthood Meeting October 2007

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


"If reverence is an attitude towards Deity, then it is a private feeling. It is something we feel inside our hearts no matter what is going on around us. It is also a personal responsibility. We cannot blame others for disturbing our reverent attitudes. Where, then, does the development of reverent attitudes begin? The home is the key to reverent attitudes, as it is to every other godlike virtue."
--L. Tom Perry, "Serve God Acceptably with Reverence and Godly Fear'", Ensign, Nov 1990, 70

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Do What You Love

"When you do what you love, the universe conspires on your behalf." -- Oscar Wilde

Monday, September 20, 2010

Our Savior

"When we begin to understand the magnitude of [the Messiah's] sacrifice and service to us individually and collectively, we then cannot consider anything else to be of more importance or to approach His significance in our lives. "For most of us, this understanding does not come all at once and likely will not be fully complete during our mortal sojourn. We do know, however, that as we learn line upon line, our appreciation for the Savior's contributions will increase and our knowledge and assurance of their truthfulness will grow."
--Elder Cecil O. Samuelson Jr., "Perilous Times," Ensign, Nov. 2004, 50-51

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Patience -- Gateway Virtue

Patience may well be thought of as a gateway virtue, contributing to the growth and strength of its fellow virtues of forgiveness, tolerance, and faith."
--Elder Robert C. Oaks, "The Power of Patience", October 2006 General Conference

Monday, September 13, 2010


"Kindness is the essence of a celestial life. Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others."
--Joseph B. Wirthlin, "The Virtue of Kindness", Liahona May 2005, 26–28

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Word of Wisdom

The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings."
--President Boyd K. Packer Ensign, May 1996, Page 18

Friday, September 10, 2010

What you do

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
-- Unknown

Thursday, September 9, 2010


"We should learn to be patient with ourselves. Recognizing our strengths and our weaknesses, we should strive to use good judgment in all of our choices and decisions, make good use of every opportunity, and do our best in every task we undertake. We should not be unduly discouraged nor in despair at any time when we are doing the best we can. Rather, we should be satisfied with our progress even though it may come slowly at times."
--Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Patience, a Key to Happiness", Ensign, May 1987, 30

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


"Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine."
--Gordon B. Hinckley, "Words of the Prophet: The Spirit of Optimism", New Era, July 2001, 4