It is your reaction to adversity…

I love this quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, because the way you react to any situation can change the outcome.

-Autumn

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It is never too late

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This is a beautiful quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

It truly is never too late to repent and be forgiven. Satan likes to lie and say, “Oh it is too late to go back.” when really it is NEVER TOO LATE. So if there is anyone out there maybe that you know that has gotten off their path, don’t lose hope, because they may one day return and go through the repentance process – just keep praying for him/her.

-Autumn

Do service for others when you’re feeling down

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I love this quote by Gordon B. Hinckley, because it is totally true! Whenever I get sad, if I help my mom or get some big projects done, I always feel so much better.

Wear your earbuds and listen to some positive tunes while you work. I say positive because you’d be surprised how many songs are actually kind of negative and may be contributing to your sadness. Another thing that can help is to read scriptures and have daily prayer! When you open up your heart to God, He pours out even more love, and comforts you when you are feeling sad. So I challenge us all, when we start to feel melancholy, to immediately do some service for someone to brighten up their day – and who knows maybe they weren’t having a good day either, but then you just made their day and yours! Now that is a win-win situation 😉

-Autumn

 

Assume the best in every situation

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I love this quote by Jeffery R. Holland.

We tend to think “what if this happens” and sometimes bring what we fear upon ourselves. Instead of saying “what if” imagine what you want your outcome to be…In other words, assume the best and doubt the bad. To be honest, I say “what if” a lot, and I know I need to work on this as it only brings stress/worry which doesn’t help the situation at all; in fact, it probably makes it a lot worse. So I encourage all of us in those trying times, to choose not to stress, and instead trust in God that it will be ok.

-Autumn

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5 by 5 Rule – Things Will Work Out

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.

-Rachel

Always Remember Him…but how?

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!!!