Sunday, May 16, 2010

What matters?

For the "Sunday's Scripture" I want to quote part of Sister Beck's talk from the Saturday morning session of April's General Conference.  I must admit that I slept through most of this last conference because it was just two days after I had Travis...needless to say I was pretty tired!  Thank goodness that I can go back and read all that was said!  I remember that I was very drowsy during this talk - but this one quote really struck me - probably because it is just what I needed to hear.

Sister Beck quotes Eliza R. Snow.  She said "Women should be women and not babies that need petting and correction all the time.  I know we like to be appreciated but if we do not get all the appreciation which we think is our due, what matters?  We know the Lord has laid high responsibility upon us, and there is not a wish or desire that the Lord has implanted in our hearts in righteousness but will be realized, and the greatest good we can do to ourselves and each other is to refine and cultivate ourselves in everything that is good and ennobling to qualify us for those responsibilities."

I am a real baby sometimes!  There are days when I get so mad because my family didn't appreciate the dinner that I made, or no one noticed that I vacuumed, or act like clean clothes just magically appeared in their closets.  What matters?  I know that my family loves me and that they appreciate what I do for them...most of the time.  And those days that I don't get a "thank you" don't matter because I am letting such petty little things get me frustrated with those that I love the most.


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