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small and simple things

Posts from the ‘Quotes’ category

May 22, 2016

Once a month I get to teach a class to a lovely group of ladies at church, and even though it is about all my nerves can take standing up and talking in front of people, I am grateful for the opportunity because I benefit the most from it.

President Monson taught about the importance of making good choices even when the right choice is more difficult.  He asked us to “maintain courage to defy the consensus” and that when we choose Christ, we have made the correct choice.  I love his counsel 🙂


If you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself.  Thomas S. Monso

Love this so much.  There are some people in life that just ‘glow’ and they all seem to have a few things in common.  Humility, kindness, and love.  mayrun

April 14, 2016

There is not much more that is lovelier than April!  One of my favourite times of the year. It feels like life is starting again with new potential and new possibilities.

The beautiful spring came and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.            Harriet Ann Jacobs

The Thick of Thin


“Beware not to get caught in the thick of thin things”  Thomas S. Monson

So many things to think about today.  I love Sundays because I feel like I actually have a chance to stop and process everything that is going on around me. I appreciate the time for reflection, introspection, and just a general ‘slowing down.’  Usually things that happened during the week become more clear, and there is a greater sense of resolve to improve.

I’ve recently felt a strong need to simplify everything in my life, from my physical surroundings to relationships, and a quote that was given in church today really stood out to me.  “Beware not get to caught in the thick of thin things.”  This has been a good reminder to me to seek out what is truly important, and what is truly worthwhile.  There are so many things that clamour for attention, but nothing can be more important than our relationships with others, and our relationship with our God.  I am so imperfect, but I know that God loves me as his daughter and wants me to strive to be better even when it feels like it is not possible.  I want to love without restriction and I pray that I can let go of the things that hold me back, the ‘thin’ things, and love with a full heart.