Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!
This past weekend we had Stake Conference. I wanted to get a lot out of it, but being forced to sit back in the gym made it harder for me to pay attention. However I did take a few notes on things said that I thought were worth repeating. So I'll apologize now if this post gets to be just a jumble of thoughts.
1. "Don't be grumpy, that doesn't attract people."
This thought was given during a talk about missionary work. What a difference it can make if we are cheerful on a daily basis instead of being grumpy and negative? No one is going to care what you think if you are constantly radiating a negative vibe. Therefore, perk up and shine forth!
2. "We are not the light, Christ is the light. Our job is to reflect His light that is given to us into dark places."
I liked this thought, but don't have anything clever to say to expound upon it.
3. "Have a greater concern about our own ability to give love than to receive it. That makes us more lovable."
It is funny how these things work. (Forget yourself and find yourself mentality.) But that is how it works. Sometimes we might be afraid of what will happen to ourselves if we think too much about other people's welfare, but that is when we truly find ourselves.
4. "Have family M.U.S.T. time."
Instead of family scripture reading time, think about "mutually understanding scriptures together". When I was growing up, it was all about racing through the scriptures and getting to the end by a certain point. But if you focus on the journey instead of the destination you might be surprised when you find more hidden gems along the way.