Saturday, February 06, 2010

never been anywhere else

"The acceptance of the reality that we are in the Lord's loving hands is only a recognition that we have never really been anywhere else." — Elder Neal A. Maxwell


Whitnie said...

I love Elder Maxwell. He has said some of my most favorite quotes ever!
I appreciate what you wrote on Hollie's and your blog. We do tend to expect to much of ourselves, istead of loving ourselveslike Christ does. It's good to want to improve who we are, to become "perfect" like the savior. However, I don't believe Christ wight lifted to have a nicer body, or wore certain clothes so that he could be fashionable. Christ's life was to serve others.
My mom gave me a poem called "Time Tested Beauty Tips" by Sam Levenson, and it has some great quotes by prophets about women responsibilities. When I get frustrated with how I look, or the kind of Mom ot Wife that I am I like to read it. It helps me keep perspective of what is truly important.
"For attracive lips, speak words of kindness.
For loevly eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingures through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone...
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older you will deiscover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
I love this poem. Life isn't about seeking worldly perfection, like a huge house, nice cars, and a "hot" body. It's about being selfless and becomeing like Christ. The more I focus on others the more I love myself.
Sorry, I guess this is a long comment, but it's something I think alot about. I really worry about where the world is going, and what my children are going to grow up in. I want to be the best Mom I can for them, and I feel like this is an important part.

Calie said...

April I love this post. I love the way Elder Maxwell always had a way of puting things to really make you think. It opens and stretches the mind. I love you. Have a great day!