Monday, April 20, 2009

Thoughts for a Monday Night

Part of Elder Holland's address in April 2007:

'I love what Elder Orson F. Whitney once said: "The spirit of the gospel is optimistic; it trusts in God and looks on the bright side of things. The opposite or pessimistic spirit drags men down and away from God, looks on the dark side, murmurs, complains, and is slow to yield obedience." We should honor the Savior's declaration to "be of good cheer." (Indeed, it seems to me we may be more guilty of breaking that commandment than almost any other!) Speak hopefully. Speak encouragingly, including about yourself. Try not to complain and moan incessantly. As someone once said, "Even in the golden age of civilization someone undoubtedly grumbled that everything looked too yellow." '

Hmmm. Okay, I'll try a little harder to be a little better. Even when it is freezing in April.

1 comment:

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

Is it cold in Connecticut? Well I sure wont complain about the weather here, it's GREAT! We have been outside all day everyday! Hope things get brighter for you! Can,t wait to see you guys soon!

Ps. I will bring some pics of your missing family members for your frigde! Love you guys!