I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from The Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity - the pure love of Christ - will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness.
- President Marion G. Romney

Monday, February 9, 2009

Living Scripture - Come What May...

This week's conference talk is Come What May, and Love It by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin.

This talk focuses on how we react to adversity and how it is a major factor in how happy and successful we can be in life.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the talk:

"...Every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don't sing and bells don't ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times to become stronger, wiser and happier as a result."

"The next time you're tempted to groan, you might try laughter instead. It will extend your life and make the lives of all those around you more enjoyable."

"Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training."

"The Lord Jesus Christ is our partner...He wants us to be happy. He wants us to be successful."
What are some of the quotes that really speak to you? Have you had any times when you have said, "come what may"? Please, share your thoughts on this wonderful talk.


Julie said...

When Stanton & I first heard this talk, we just had to laugh because Stanton is THE driver he was describing. To a T. It was a fun little eye opener. Since then, he's tried to be a little more relaxed (trying being the optional word here) when driving.

Aside from driving, though, this philosophy has really worked wonders in other aspects of life. It really is better to just smile and think positively.

This was probably my favorite talk from General Conference this session.

Greg and Wendy said...

I LOVED this talk and upon Elder Wirthlin's passing thought how wonderful it was that he left us with this message resonating in our minds! I have a friend whose grandmother died when her mom was very young. Her grandfather raised five children successfully by teaching them to say "Just the way we like it!" when any adversity would come their way. I think this is just another way of saying, "Come what may and love it!" I hope I can always apply these words of wisdom though it certainly is not easy at times!