*8 Steps to Heaven
2 a day- scripture and prayer
2 a week- sacrament and FHE
2 a month- Pay tithing/visit teaching
2 a year- tithing settlement/recommend renewal (well, it used to be every year, you get the picture)
*I complained because I had no shoes and then I saw a man with no feet.
*Some dream big, others wake up and do them
*The PAST is behind, learn from it.
The FUTURE is ahead, prepare for it.
The PRESENT is now, enjoy it because tomorrow it is gone.
*The devil seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself. 2 Nephi 2;27
*Goals bring us success and help us to move forward happily, with purpose.
One of my faves:
*I'll keep my body as healthy as I can, but I'm not living up to anyone elses standards but my own. My body has done miraculous things for me. I'm not going to criticize it.
*Winning... How did you do it?
I kicked when I didn't want to kick and I stroked when I didn't want to stroke.
*Who shall put their faith in God shall be lifted up.
*Don't worry about the things we cannot change.
I am a pretty open person. But when it comes to the gospel It is almost impossible for me to speak publicly. I guess I have a hard time talking about something so personal. I need to be better at sharing the gospel with strangers or even family. I had a friend in high school who would often share her feelings about the church and her testimony. I could never do it in return even though I wanted to. Why is it hard to share the foundation of my life and who I am. The gospel is the reason I feel happiness each day. It is perfect, I am not. I need that stability in my life. I wrote this poem when I was 17. I still feel the same today.
With tears in my eyes I'll run to him to receive the hug I waited a lifetime for. I'll look at him and say I'm sorry for all the hurt and suffering I caused.
Express my love for him. Thank him for his mercy shown, then kiss his hands and feet.
I'll ask, Was it true that the greatest gift you could have given me would be for me to see myself the way you did?
Did you ever want to give up on me or think I would not return?
I thought of you often and cared for you always.
I'm grateful for the times I prayed and asked to feel your arms around me, then felt you all around me.
I stood in need of comfort and you comforted.
I wanted to be just like you, I never did succeed.
I saw your reflection in all that was pure.
I look at a picture of you and I'm humbled. Learn of you and I'm inspired. Spoke of you and I wept.
I love you very much.
I am grateful that you sent me there so I could come back home.