Sunday, March 13, 2011

Moving in the Right Direction...Little By Little

This is one of my favorite quotes from President Hinckley because we don't need to be the perfect mother, daughter, neighbor, and person today...we just need to be a little better each day to move in the right direction towards perfection. That seems doable to me!
"Let us all try to stand a little taller, rise a little higher, be a little better. Make the extra effort. You will be happier. You will know a new satisfaction, a new gladness in your heart.
Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48) That is the great crowning example of excellence. May each of us have a rich and wonderful life moving in that direction. We will not become perfect in a day or a month or a year. We will not accomplish it in a lifetime, but we can keep trying, starting with our more obvious weaknesses and gradually converting them to strengths as we go forward with our lives."
2 Nephi 28:30 - For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little...

If the Lord works by the principle of "line upon line" then we should too. I know that I often get discouraged because I make so many mistakes as a mother and as a person in general. Enough with the guilt! If we are trying to stand a little taller and be a little better here a little and there a little, we will be better. We will be moving in the right direction a step at a time.


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