Sunday, January 27, 2008

"Try a little harder to be a little better."

Be Grateful
"Be grateful. Count your blessings and gifts and privileges and see just how long that list is. "

Be Smart
"Learn from other's successes as well as their mistakes. Prepere and school yourself for what lies ahead.....There is no doubt, none whatever, that education pays."

Be Involved
"Be involved in good works. Be willing to work, for it will make all the difference in your life."

Be Clean
"Delight in being clean. Relish the challenge of standing above and beyond the base trends of the world. You will never regret it."

Be True
"Be true to your own convictions. You know what is right, and you know what is wrong. You know when you are doing the proper thing. You know when you are giving strength to the right cause. Be loyal. Be faithul. Be true."

Be Positive
"Cultivate and attitude of optimism. Know that God is watching over you, that He will hear your prayers and will answer them, that He loves you and will make that love manifest."

Be Humble
"Recognize that everything you have-your time, your talents and skills, your health and energy, your accomplishments, and your very lives-come as free gifts from your Father in Heaven. How grateful we ought to be for His goodness to us. How humble we ought to be to think that He knows who we are, and that He is waiting to guide our every step."

Be Still
"Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10)

Be Prayerful
"Prayer will change your life. It will bring you peace. It will give you direction and guidance. It will help you feel that you are not alone in the big and sometimes brutal world. The Lord answers our prayers. I know that. I have seen it happen again and again and again."

There really aren't words enough. He will be missed. I was just thinking about the reunion that is taking place right now and a smile spread across my face though the tears continue to fall. What a comfort it is to know that families are forever.

3 comments:

Darin and Jen said...

I just learned of this. Darin called to tell me. I didn't hear about it last night. This is when I am wanting to live in Utah, my mom said there has already been so many great tributes on t.v. to our beloved prophet. What a wonderful 97 years!!

David & Co. said...

I too was thinking about the reuion in heaven this morning. I know there is a special place in heaven for this wonderful man.

cjmom said...

What a beautiful memory you have made. Thanks for putting up those important Be's.