Happy Mother’s Day! Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have mothers!
Thank you mom for being my everything!
A lot of times in life some things that are actually really simple or unimportant or not that big of a deal can stress us out. I speak from experience…I have had multiple times where I’ve stressed out about something and then later afterwards I wondered why I didn’t just chill.
I came across this saying or quote that says “If it’s not going to matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes upset by it”
President Gordon B. Hinckley said “Be believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.”
This is easier said than done, but I’d like to challenge you all this week to remember this 5 by 5 rule and the words of Gordon B. Hinckley. Whenever something stressful comes up or you get worked up about something that’s not that big of a deal, try to remember these good words of advice and incorporate it into your situation whether its in school, decisions, opportunities, etc. Know that things will work out as long as you believe, stay positive, and are trying to follow Christ.
When we take the sacrament each week, we renew our baptismal covenant to always remember Jesus Christ. This sounds so intimidating sometimes. How can we always remember Jesus Christ when we’re busy with things like school, work, developing our talents, and a million other things?
In President Russell M. Nelson’s April 2017 conference talk, Drawing the Power of Jesus Christ into our Lives, he said, “It is mentally rigorous to strive to look unto Him in every thought. But when we do, our doubts and fears flee.” Everyone wants to get rid of doubts and fears. So it will be worth it to always remember Christ, but it won’t be easy. I’ve been trying harder lately to always remember the Savior, and I’ve found a few things that have worked really well.
Learn of Him. President Nelson discusses this in his talk as well. He read every scripture that mentioned Jesus Christ in the Standard Works! I have started doing this, and it’s not easy to wake up early so I have the time, but so worth it. I have felt the Spirit more and it’s been easier to think of the Savior and be more like Him.
Reminders. Pinpoint specific, everyday items in your home, and make them reminders of the Savior. For example, a bottle of soap. Every time you look at that bottle of soap, remember how the Savior can make us clean through His Atonement. Every time you sit down on the couch, remember how the Savior gives rest to the weary! Identify an object in every room that will remind you of Christ every time you see it!
I’m far from being great at this, but trying counts! Share in the comments how you work towards always remembering the Savior!!!
There is a beautiful talk by Neill F. Marriott where she talks about a tragic thing that happened to her daughter, and how she knew that Georgia (her daughter) went to the spirit world. Please read the article here
(I would’ve attached the video of her speaking, but I couldn’t find it anywhere!)
Here is a short meaningful video though based on her talk.
What does the phrase “We are daughters of our Heavenly Father” mean that we recite from our Young Women’s Theme? Why would it be the very first thing we say?
A Young Woman’s worth is seen in two very different ways by God and the world.
The world tells us you need to be popular, look a certain way, etc. You have to wear the latest trends, and do worldly things to be seen as beautiful. You have to have a perfect body and compete with models from magazines that have been airbrushed and touched up. Your worth comes from who you know, what you own, and how many likes you get on social media.
God sees our hearts and our eternal worth. Who we have always been, not just some momentary physical status. He rejoices when we are kind, loving, meek, humble, gentle, and virtuous. He sees a different beauty than the world does. Our Eternal Father looks upon the beauty of our heart and soul. Our worth is infinite and divine and NOTHING can replace us! He sees us as Princesses soon to be Queens – heirs of His Kingdom.
“You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your “once upon a time” is now.”
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The world is wrong. You are beautiful just the way you are! God loves you with infinite love!
WE ARE DAUGHTERS of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. WE WILL “STAND as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9) as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are:
Faith • Divine Nature • Individual Worth • Knowledge • Choice and Accountability • Good Works • Integrity • and Virtue
WE BELIEVE as we come to accept and act upon these values, WE WILL BE PREPARED to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.
We are truly daughters of our Heavenly Father…Always remember that!
Who loves pineapples here?
I absolutely love this quote about being a pineapple because It’s so fun and a great visual for all of us.🍍
Elaine S. Dalton (former Young Women General President) said this, “There is no more beautiful sight than a young woman who glows with the light of the Spirit, who is confident and courageous because she is virtuous.”
As daughters of God let us be pineapples! Let us wear our heavenly crowns of virtue, stand tall with confidence and courage, shine our light, be sweet, be kind, be righteous.
I love this quote by Neil L. Andersen. It is so true, because I know for those who were raised in the church, sometimes have a harder time of receiving their own testimony. It is such a blessing that we have parents who have raised us up into the church and has taught us to attend church weekly and to read the scriptures/pray daily…but do we actually want to do these things? Do we take joy in reading our scriptures, or is it just on our to-do list?
Today I’d like to invite us all, to think about how we feel about reading the scriptures – do we see as a chore, or do we see it as a blessing? Let’s all work on our personal testimonies this week!
I love this quote so much!