Thursday, December 23, 2010

Have a Nice Holiday

I wish you the best! Have a wonderful time connecting with your family and friends. Send lots of love into the Universe. I send lots of love to you.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Habit of Doing

If we cultivate the habit of doing . . . service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world. Ghandi

We know a man with degenerative muscle disease. All he can do now is smile from his bed. What an uplifting smile it is. All those around him feel blessed by that smile

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


It is high time that the idea of success be replaced by the idea of service. Albert Einstein

I love what Albert Einstein has to say. He has such common sense, for all the fancy theories he formulated. What a guy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Your Rent

Service to others is the rent, which you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali

I love this quote. It helps pull me out of my lack of connection with those around me. I am grateful for my place on this earth. I don't ever want to take it forgranted. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Highest Truth

The highest truth cannot be put into words. Therefore the greatest teacher has nothing to say. He simply gives himself in service and never worries. Lao Tzu

This is an interesting concept. In our western culture, we sit at the feet of the masters to learn the great truths. Maybe we are great teachers when we give ourselves in service to others.

At this time of year I know you are all giving to others. Give yourself a pat on the back for your good works.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gifts to Others

Gifts to yourself are gone when you are gone. Gifts to others live on as  your legacy.

Give the gift of service to those around you. The love you give will come back an hundred fold. Service is one of the most powerful tools in the process of our becoming whole. Give abundantly.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Filled with Love

I can picture Moroni copying this sermon of his father Mormon onto the plates and being filled with the love of God and love for his great father. I'm gratefull God gave us such wonderful prophets to guide us. Mormon and Moroni loved us enough to devote their lives to bringing us inspiring scriptures.

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons [and daughters] of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen. Moroni 7:48

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Encircled in the arms of God's Love

Oliver Cowdery and Lehi received the promise of being encircled with God's love. If you and I live well, that gift can be ours also. I love to image God's arms around me when I need Him.

I will encircle thee in the arms of my love. D&C Section 6:20
I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love. 2 Nephi 1:15

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Love One Another

Every day I try to remember to love those around me.  I want to be born of God and know Him. Sometimes I fell short, but I'm working on it.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Daughter of God

John, the Beloved, tells us we are loved of God. When Christ shall come, we shall be like Him. What greater gift of love could He give us?

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons [and daughters] of God. . . . Beloved, now are we the sons [and daughters] of God, . . . we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:1 - 2

Monday, December 13, 2010

Love of God

I love this scripture. Christ is getting ready for His great Atonement and He takes time to teach us about the Love of God. To be loved of God as Christ was - can I even comprehend that?

. . . that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. John 17:23

. . . that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. John 17:26

Sunday, December 12, 2010

As I Have Loved You . . .

In the hustle and bustle of this busy season, may we turn to Christ who loved us first and taught about love through example and word.

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas is time of Love

At Christmas time our thoughts are turned to others in celebration and love. May we keep this spirit in our hearts all year long.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Friday, December 10, 2010

Knowing God

He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God. Muhammad
As you radiate positive energy, it will come back to you. It will return even an hundred fold.
                         Try it!
                         Look for the 'Godliness' in those around you.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Disciple

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Jesus, Bible John 13:34-35

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Act with Goodness

…beware of pride, and not seek to excel one above another, but act for each other’s good, and pray for one another, and honor our brother or make honorable mention of his name, and not backbite and devour our brother. Joseph Smith

Do I look to complete with others or cooperate with them? Do I want the best for them, or am I looking to better myself? Which brings lasting happiness?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Good Heart

I have nothing in my heart but good feelings.
I possess the principle of love. All I can offer the world is a good heart and a good hand. Joseph Smith

Monday, December 6, 2010


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein

Nothing can compare with your human spirit. It can soar to heights of happiness or swell with bursts of appreciation. It can also take you to the depths of despair if you allow it. It all depends on your attitude. The choice is yours. Fill yourself with positive light.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dividing Love

Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I will make a conscious effort to divide my love today and notice that it has not diminished, but has increased and made my heart more worthy and vigorous.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Never Good Enough

Have you ever been around someone that found things were never good enough. They have problems with their circumstances and things around them. They are critical of their friends and family. How can one find the good surrounding them? One must look. It takes conscious effort sometimes to see beauty. It's a daily goal of mine.

To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo

Friday, December 3, 2010


"There is no higher religion than human service." Woodrow Wilson

"Small service is true service while it lasts.
Of humblest friends, bright creature! scorn not one:
The daisy, by the shadow that it casts,
Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun."
William Wordsworth

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Humility means loving and serving others. 
Humility means really listening to others.
Humility means considering their ideas as valid.
Humility means finding joy in other's happiness.
Humility means doing the task no one else wants to do.
Humility means going the extra mile.
Humility makes me happy. What about you?
Humility means . . .

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Saying Thank you

I love to tell others I am grateful for what they do for me. Just those two little words make me feel happy inside. Of course the smile on their face adds to my happiness inside, and then we both feel grate.

Say 'thank you.' It's the best medicine to chase the clouds away and let the sunshine in.