Quote of the Day (Week 9/25/16)

Saturday 10/1/16

“A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life & salvation.” -Joseph Smith

Since it is a weekend of listening to our leaders (at General Conference) & heeding their words, this quote seemed most appropriate. To further add to Joseph Smith’s words, it would be worrisome if this religion didn’t require as much of its members…& yet it becomes a major blessing when we sacrifice appropriately.

Friday 9/30/16

“Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.” -Benjamin Franklin

Having taken it upon me to do the 3 good things challenge (submitted by my Dad in his the Science of Happiness article) I have found that my daily life is a lot more happy than I had previously realized. Writing it down/recording it has helped me reflect on how great life really & truly is.

Thursday 9/29/16

“The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway 

I guess the best way to get through adversity & certain obstacles {my current one being moving to another state for my husband’s career change, & being 7 months pregnant} is to recognize we’re imperfect & broken, but that we can become strong in that area.  The strength comes as we learn to confide in a higher source & power, that of God. We realize how much we need Him in times like these.

Wednesday 9/28/16

“My friends, remember this, that there are no bad herbs, & no bad men; there are only bad cultivators.” – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

One of the best classics of all time has many life lessons embedded in it. My favorite part about this quote, is that it reminds me of the Lord & Savior, who is the ultimate cultivator, trying very hard to trim us, hedge us, & keep us in the best condition possible. He does not believe there are any truly/purely bad men in the world, & neither should we.

Tuesday 9/27/16

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” -Thomas Jefferson 

In light of last night’s political debate, it seems only right to make a small statement about our role as an American people.  We are facing some dangerous times as the election nears, & there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes; if you feel something needs to be said, then say it! One of the things that has made America great all these centuries, is its ability to avoid tyrannical rule, & preserve the liberties of its people.

Monday 9/26/16

“The true measure of the integrity of people is what they would do if they knew they would not get caught.” -Unknown

I got to reflect on this concept quite a bit yesterday during my friend Nidia’s lesson at church. We discussed how integrity is an indicator of character & honesty is the action that proves we have that character.

Sunday, 9/25/16

“Love, as defined by the Lord, elevates, protects, respects, & enriches another. It motivates one to make sacrifices for another.” -Elder Scott, May 1991

When we truly love (as the Savior loves His children) it becomes a powerful sentiment. So much so, that it pushes us to action (which any good virtue will do.)

-Katie

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