Monday February 20, 2017
“We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” – George Washington
I thought it appropriate to use one of George Washington’s quotes on Presidents Day as we honor him. He has taught some wonderful truths and I agree that we should look forward with faith, but learn from the past
Tuesday February 21, 2017
“Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.” – George Washington
We can’t look to our surroundings for happiness, we must choose to be happy no matter what, and we will find that life is indeed happier than we thought.
Wednesday February 22, 2017
“A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.” – George Washington
Our actions show our love, support, and loyalty more than any words ever could. So if you care for someone show it instead of just giving lip service, and usually as you do you will find your love for that person continues to grow.
Thursday February 23, 2017
“Associate yourselves with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington
Who we surround ourselves with can have a huge impact on our characteristics. So if we aren’t being uplifted with the people with whom we are surrounded we are damaging our own character and reputation. It’s better to be alone and stay away from influences that can drag us down.
Friday February 24, 2017
“To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge! To do the will of God is the greatest achievement!” – George Washington Truett
Nothing else we could focus on could be as important to learn or do. Our Savior, the only one who has perfectly done the will of the Father, was able to atone for us, and gave us the greatest opportunity of all.
Saturday February 25, 2017
“We ought always to live with reference to eternity, feeling full of kindness, benevolence, charity and long suffering to all.” -President John Taylor
When we focus on eternity our correct perspective with help us love others and treat them the way they ought to be treated. It helps us know the love Heavenly Father has for His children.
Sunday February 26, 2017
“Faith in God engenders a love for the Sabbath; faith in the Sabbath engenders a love for God. A sacred Sabbath is truly a delight.” – Russell M. Nelson
The Sabbath ought to be set apart as a special day and this will increase our love of God. We demonstrate our love for Him by making Sunday a special day and when done correctly it will bring great joy to our lives.