Friday, February 3, 2012

Yay, for Friday!!!

Good morning!  How nice it is to wake up to sunshine...instead of night.  I usually am up way before the sun, just to get to school on time.  But today is Friday and I can mosey on over there because I have no classes...just lots of work.  On sunny days like the last few have been I start to remember that winter ends and there is a promise of Spring!  I love that!  It reminds me that the Lord keeps His promises.  And I am so grateful!
I just read a post of a friend who included the personal creed of a past prophet in our church, President George Albert Smith.  Our lessons in Relief Society (the women's organization) are based on his teachings this year.
He is a man I greatly admire.  So I think I will post his creed here and also on my bulletin board to remind me of worthy goals.  So here they are:

“I would be a friend to the friendless and find joy in ministering to the needs of the poor.
“I would visit the sick and afflicted and inspire in them a desire for faith to be healed.
“I would teach the truth to the understanding and blessing of all mankind.
“I would seek out the erring one and try to win him back to a righteous and a happy life.
“I would not seek to force people to live up to my ideals but rather love them into doing the thing that is right.
“I would live with the masses and help to solve their problems that their earth life may be happy.
“I would avoid the publicity of high positions and discourage the flattery of thoughtless friends.
“I would not knowingly wound the feelings of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend.
“I would overcome the tendency to selfishness and jealousy and rejoice in the successes of all the children of my Heavenly Father.
“I would not be an enemy to any living soul.
“Knowing that the Redeemer of mankind has offered to the world the only plan that will fully develop us and make us really happy here and hereafter, I feel it not only a duty but also a blessed privilege to disseminate this truth.”
This is quite a list!  But I do believe that living this way would bring us all closer to living a Christ centered life.
Well, I best be on my way for today!  Take care out there in cyberspace!  Keep smiling and HAVVVVGW!!!  Melody

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