Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pat's Ponderings

At institute this morning, the teacher gave us this great quote. I thought I would share it with all of you. It was given by Sis. Marjorie Hinkley:
"It is not intended that our lives should be a succession of confused, wearisome, frustrated days. Rather, it was intended that they should be orderly, fruitful days of true joy. Do not allow yourselves to become trapped or pressured by involving yourselves in too many activities without being sufficiently discriminating. This does not mean, however that you should have nothing in your hands but a broom and a dustpan and nothing in you head but laundry procedures and economical casseroles. Be creative. Reach out and embrace the things this wonderful world has to offer. The danger and challenge is that much of what we do does not have eternal consequences. Much of the time we are running to and fro and spinning our wheels. Choose carefully each day that which you will do and that which you will not do, and the Lord will bless you to accomplish the important things that have eternal consequences."
I suppose that this goes right along with Elder Oaks "Good, Better, Best" talk from last conference. I am glad for the reminder to stop the hamster wheel for a moment and evaluate what it is, that I am letting use up all my energy.

4 comments:

Emily said...

What a perfect quote to start this day! Thank you for that reminder, and thank you for sharing!

peacekeeper said...

good reminder. thanks! life gets too crazy sometimes.

The Webber's said...

i love this quote! thanks for passing it on - i do now feel guilty for spending so much time today scoping friends blogs....

Jen said...

sorry for all the comments today. that is such a great advice. thx.