I forgot that I had wanted to post something President Monson said in his conference talk that had really stayed with me. Then at YW's training meeting Tuesday night, Laurette gave us a copy of the talk as one of the handouts. It was his talk, "Finding Joy in the Journey". I enjoyed the whole talk, but towards the end he said, "I pray that all of us will REFLECT GRATITUDE." He didn't just say, have gratitude. I think reflecting gratitude is a whole bigger idea. To me it means it isn't enough to be grateful (although this is a big step), but we need to manifest it in our attitudes and relationships. I thought this was a great concept.
Then on another handout she gave, Elaine Dalton quoted the words from the hymn, Come, Come Ye Saints.
Come, come ye Saints,
No toil nor labor fear;
But with joy wend you way.
Though I've sung this song a hundred times, these words really jumped out at me:
But with joy, wend your way!
So I'm going to work on really reflecting the gratitude I feel, by wending my way with joy. I'm big on mind over matter; I really do think we can decide to be happy. It looks like it's time to repaint the sign above my oven. (I have changed it a couple of times when I find a quote or saying or scripture that really hits home with me and is something that I'd like to work on)....or, I may just print it on a white sheet of paper and put it on the fridge...this one is more likely, due to the unlikeliness (I realize this is not really a word) of me actually getting around to repainting the sign. :) :) :)