Forget Me Not, by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

November 28th, 2011 in Beauty in Everyday, Learning

For visiting teaching this past month, I tried to pick a good talk from General Conference to share with the ladies I was going to visit. I went through every talk, and then…of course the right one for them was the LAST one. Ha! So I brought over some flowers with some highlighted parts of the talk. Below, I put the parts that stuck out to me…please read it! This is one to save and read over and over when you need it.

Forget Me Not, by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

(’cause he knows how to talk to the LADIES; it’s true)

President Uchtdorf asked us to not forget five things:

First, forget not to be patient with yourself.

“…I want to tell you something that I hope you will take in the right way: God is fully aware that you and I are not perfect. Let me add: God is also fully aware that the people you think are perfect are not. And yet we spend so much time and energy comparing ourselves to others—usually comparing our weaknesses to their strengths. This drives us to create expectations for ourselves that are impossible to meet. As a result, we never celebrate our good efforts because they seem to be less than what someone else does…”

Second, forget not the difference between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice.

“…Every person and situation is different, and a good sacrifice in one instance might be a foolish sacrifice in another. How can we tell the difference for our own situation? We can ask ourselves, “Am I committing my time and energies to the things that matter most?” There are so many good things to do, but we can’t do all of them. Our Heavenly Father is most pleased when we sacrifice something good for something far greater with an eternal perspective…”

Third, forget not to be happy now.

“…The happiest people I know are…those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments. They are the ones who, thread by daily thread, weave a tapestry of gratitude and wonder throughout their lives. These are they who are truly happy.”

Fourth, forget not the ‘why’ of the gospel.

“…When we understand why our Heavenly Father has given us this pattern for living, when we remember why we committed to making it a foundational part of our lives, the gospel ceases to become a burden and, instead, becomes a joy and a delight. It becomes precious and sweet…”

Fifth, forget not that the Lord loves you.

“…Sisters, wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you with an infinite love. Just think of it: You are known and remembered by the most majestic, powerful, and glorious Being in the universe! You are loved by the King of infinite space and everlasting time! He who created and knows the stars knows you and your name—you are the daughters of His kingdom…”

You can read the whole talk here.

Oh, it made me feel better…what about you?

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