“One of the greatest accomplishments in this world would be that of lifting human hearts. Blessed are they who are kind and considerate of the feelings of other people.” — Richard L. Evans
“A pivotal spiritual attribute is that of self-mastery—the strength to place reason over appetite. Self-mastery builds a strong conscience. And your conscience determines your moral responses in difficult, tempting, and trying situations.” —Russell M. Nelson
Have you ever noticed going down the road of life that the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
ʺIn moments of fear or doubt or troubling times, hold to the ground you have already won, even if that ground is limited. . . When these moments come and issues surface, the resolution of which is not immediately forthcoming, hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes.ʺ —Jeffrey R Holland
Tim Hawkins – Atheist Kids’ Songs from “That’s the Worst”, Tim’s new concert.
“As you lose yourself in the service of others, you discover your own life and your own happiness.” — Dieter F Uchtdorf
Every magician knows that the secret to any magic trick-from pulling a rabbit out of a hat to making a coin disappear-is really quite simple: distraction. All the magician has to do is focus our attention on something that seems important but is really unrelated-the waving of a wand or a flurry of fingers. Meanwhile, the trick is taking place on the side, and we don’t even notice it.
This kind of sleight of hand is entertaining, but unfortunately today’s world is full of similar tricks with more serious consequences. Despite our best intentions to accomplish worthy goals, we get distracted or even deceived and expend our energy on less important pursuits.
So many things cry out for our attention. The world tells us that money and fame, power and prestige are what count in life, and so our careers and ambitions might distract us from family and friends. Society seems at times to reward the dishonest and immoral, and so we may be tempted to compromise our core values.
If screens and cell phones keep us from looking into the eyes of our loved ones, we have been distracted. If ball games, tee times, and workouts keep us from spending time with the people who matter most, we have been distracted. If shopping sprees and the latest fashions keep us from seeing into someone’s heart, we have been distracted. Deceptions and misdirections come in many forms, but they all have one thing in common: they threaten to confuse our ideals and put at risk that which we hold most dear.
Don’t be fooled by the tugs and pulls and flashy tricks of the world. We are less likely to be distracted if we are wise and attentive and put first things first. Some things simply stand the test of time and deserve our best energy and effort-and others don’t. If we will judge our activities against the standard of our highest aspirations and noblest purposes, we will accomplish our most important goals, and we will recognize life’s tricks for the distractions that they are.
“No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God! For what we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are—and who we will become.”” — Dieter F Uchtdorf
“If you’re looking for the next big thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.” – Mark Cuban
Disappointment ALWAYS happens on the journey to success. Get over yourself and Keep moving forward! FEAR NOT! – There is a tomorrow!