Frame this and put it in the kids bathroom so they see it every morning while getting ready for school..."You can be excellent in every way. You can be first class. There is no need for you to be a scrub. Respect yourself. Do not feel sorry for yourself. Do not dwell on unkind things others may say about you. Polish and refine whatever talents the Lord has given you. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love!
As Marjorie P. Hinckley has reminded us, “Every day brings something beautiful if we are just willing to look up and see it.” There is always something to be grateful for. One of the best ways to invite greater peace and enduring happiness into your life is to stop focusing on how stressed you are and think about how truly blessed you are! … “Count your many blessings; name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”
The things you say, the tone of your voice, the anger or calm of your words—these things are noticed by your children and by others. They see and learn both the kind and the unkind things we say or do. Nothing exposes our true selves more than how we treat one another in the home. -Joseph B. Wirthlin, April 2005.
Nehemiah 8:10; MSG "He continued, "Go home and prepare a feast, holiday food and drink; and share it with those who don't have anything: This day is holy to God. Don't feel bad. The joy of God is your strength!"
HOW CAN MAN EVEN THINK THAT HE CAN DO BETTER THAN GOD? "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding... Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil," Proverbs 3:5-7.