1.04.2012

ABCs for Living The Abundant Life

Here are a few snippets that I loved in 
this month's First Presidency Message [read the entire message here] :
 
HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

"...SO MUCH IN LIFE DEPENDS ON OUR ATTITUDE. THE WAY WE CHOOSE TO SEE THINGS AND RESPOND TO OTHERS MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE. TO DO THE BEST WE CAN AND THEN TO CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY ABOUT OUR CIRCUMSTANCES, WHATEVER THEY MAY BE, CAN BRING PEACE AND CONTENTMENT.


CHARLES SWINDOLL—AUTHOR, EDUCATOR, AND CHRISTIAN PASTOR—SAID: 'ATTITUDE, TO ME, IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN … THE PAST, … THAN MONEY, THAN CIRCUMSTANCES, THAN FAILURES, THAN SUCCESSES, THAN WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OR SAY OR DO. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN APPEARANCE, GIFTEDNESS, OR SKILL. IT WILL MAKE OR BREAK A COMPANY, A CHURCH, A HOME. THE REMARKABLE THING IS WE HAVE A CHOICE EVERY DAY REGARDING THE ATTITUDE WE WILL EMBRACE FOR THAT DAY.'


WE CAN’T DIRECT THE WIND, BUT WE CAN ADJUST THE SAILS. FOR MAXIMUM HAPPINESS, PEACE, AND CONTENTMENT, MAY WE CHOOSE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE."

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

"...DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF AND DON’T LET OTHERS CONVINCE YOU THAT YOU ARE LIMITED IN WHAT YOU CAN DO. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND THEN LIVE SO AS TO REACH YOUR POSSIBILITIES.

YOU CAN ACHIEVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN. TRUST AND BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH."

FACE CHALLENGES WITH COURAGE

"...COURAGE IS REQUIRED TO MAKE AN INITIAL THRUST TOWARD ONE’S COVETED GOAL, BUT EVEN GREATER COURAGE IS CALLED FOR WHEN ONE STUMBLES AND MUST MAKE A SECOND EFFORT TO ACHIEVE.


HAVE THE DETERMINATION TO MAKE THE EFFORT, THE SINGLE-MINDEDNESS TO WORK TOWARD A WORTHY GOAL, AND THE COURAGE NOT ONLY TO FACE THE CHALLENGES THAT INEVITABLY COME BUT ALSO TO MAKE A SECOND EFFORT, SHOULD SUCH BE REQUIRED. SOMETIMES COURAGE IS THE LITTLE VOICE AT THE END OF THE DAY THAT SAYS, 'I’LL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.'

 
...MAY WE REMEMBER THESE ABCS AS WE BEGIN OUR JOURNEY INTO THE NEW YEAR, CULTIVATING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, A BELIEF THAT WE CAN ACHIEVE OUR GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS, AND THE COURAGE TO FACE WHATEVER CHALLENGES MAY COME OUR WAY. THEN THE ABUNDANT LIFE WILL BE OURS."

3 comments:

  1. such truth here. thanks for sharing!

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  2. Dearest Catherine,
    Somehow your blog posts always manage to make my day. And it makes me miss seeing you! Love you!

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  3. I read this talk during my carpool to work. Thanks for reminding me of it :)

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