Sunday, June 2, 2013

Be Jubilant My Feet!

Good Sabbath!  I have been watching reruns this morning:)  Of Women's conference!  The talk by Elaine S. Marshall is so wonderful!  Here is a link if you would like to watch it too.  It is so amazing!!!!
Marshall It takes about 40 minutes.
I think this talk at Women's Conference influenced me the most, with the possible exception of Pres. Eyring's talk.  I am so impressed with her life of service and leadership.  I think I really empathize with her son's death also, so that her trials seem close to my own.
One of the quotes she used from Pres. Hinckley I really like:
"Life is like that—ups and downs, a bump on the head, and a crack on the shins. It was ever thus. Hamlet went about crying, “To be or not to be,” but that didn’t solve any of his problems. There is something of a tendency among us to think that everything must be lovely and rosy and beautiful without realizing that even adversity has some sweet uses. One of my favorite newspaper columnists is Jenkin Lloyd Jones. In a recent article published in the News, he commented:
'There seems to be a superstition among many thousands of our young who hold hands and smooch in the drive-ins that marriage is a cottage surrounded by perpetual hollyhocks, to which a perpetually young and handsome husband comes home to a perpetually young and ravishing wife. When the hollyhocks wither and boredom and bills appear, the divorce courts are jammed.
Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just ordinary people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. . . .
Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.' "
I am reminded that life is often enduring hard times.  And Sister Marshall's admonition to "Weary Not" seems very timely in these days of trial and constant challenges.  She quoted  Elder Holland, “Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead.  Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ,they come. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come."  I love that quote and that talk!  Another link:)  Elder Holland
So life is good for me today.  I am home, enjoying the spirit that abides here.  I feel safe and warm and so blessed!  And I am looking forward to another art school day next week!  It's amazing how something so simple can change my attitude and my desire to continue on!!!   I love the anticipation of another day spent with my family and friends, learning and sharing together.  It is really fun.
And today I find hope and happiness in pondering on the teachings of the scriptures and the life of the Savior of the world.   I hope that you also can find reason to continue on!!!  And have a most wonderful Sabbath day!  Melody

1 comment:

LeAnn said...

Thank you so much for this awesome post; it is exactly what I needed to hear. It has been a rough week. I loved the quotes and links.
Blessings and hugs!