Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another Day

"Believe in yourself. Believe in your capacity to do great and good things. Believe that no mountain is so high that you cannot climb it. Believe that no storm is so great that you cannot weather it. You are not destined to be a scrub. You are a child of God, of infinite capacity.

Believe that you can do it--whatever it is that you set your heart on. Opportunities will unfold and open before you. The skies will clear when they have been dark with portent."

-Gordon B. Hinckley

(I took that picture of Jay this morning and for some reason it really inspired me. He teaches me so much everyday. And the quote was from a book that a friend gave me when Jay was born. I randomly picked it up this morning just looking for some inspiration. Ironically it's called "One Bright Shining Hope"... Well as ironic as anything can be with the spirit involved.)

And this is for those who have reached out to me lately:
"Reach out to help one another. All of us need help from time to time. We need encouragement. We need friends who will stand by us through thick and thin. I ask each of you to be that kind of friend."
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Thank you.


Shannon said...

Maybe that's where our immediate hope needs to be - in ourselves, even if the situation requires another's efforts. Reading this post reminded me of a quote by a Pope (I know, so specific) that says something like, "Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Care not so much about what you tried and failed in, but what is still possible for you to do..." (That's from memory, so it may be wrong).

I'm still thinking about your advice from the other day. LOVE YOU.

LGA Jones 06 said...

Hey you I hope things are looking up as your week progresses. Just from your blog posts I can tell you were having a rough time-is there anything I can do? By the way, Jay is adorable!! What a happy little guy!

Amy Bates said...

That little guy makes me melt! I love you and can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks.