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When Chuck Norris goes swimming, Chuck Norris doesn't get wet: water gets Chuck Norrised.
Author: parker boyack, Source: himselfSaved by naiah in chucknorris cheesepuppy nonsense 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Our society is afflicted by a spirit of thoughtless arrogance unbecoming those who have been so magnificently blessed. How grateful we should be for the bounties we enjoy. Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief. We have seen our beaches, our parks, our forests littered with ugly refuse by those who evidently have no appreciation for their beauty. I have driven through thousands of acres of blackened land scourged by a fire evidently set by a careless smoker whose only concern had been the selfish pleasure gained from a cigarette.

Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others. Without appreciation, there is arrogance and evil.

Where there is gratitude, there is humility, as opposed to pride.

Cultivate a spirit of thanksgiving for the blessing of life and for the marvelous gifts and privileges each of us enjoy. The Lord has said that the meek shall inherit the earth. (See Matt. 5:5.) I cannot escape the interpretation that meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgment of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments. This is the beginning of wisdom. Walk with gratitude before him who is the giver of life and every good gift.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: "With All Thy Getting Get Understanding," Ensign, Aug. 1988, 2Saved by naiah in selfishness gratitude pride arrogance appreciation selfsuffuciency thanksgiving 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Christmas means giving. The Father gave his Son, and the Son gave his life. Without giving there is no true Christmas, and without sacrifice there is no true worship.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: "What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?" Ensign, Dec. 1983, 3Saved by naiah in sacrifice worship christmas giving 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As to the single men, I need merely to repeat the admonition attributed to Brigham Young, "Every man not married and over twenty-five is a menace to the community." I asked Dr. Lyman Tyler yesterday if he would document this for me, but he said he had been trying to document it for years; he had given up, so you will have to accept it either on faith, or as apocryphal.
Author: Ernest L. Wilkinson, Source: Commencement Exercises May 31, 1963 BYU Speeches of the Year, p.1Saved by naiah in marriage bachelor menacetosociety dating 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This is a glorious time of the year, simple in origin, deep in meaning, beautiful in tradition and custom, rich in memories, and charitable in spirit. It has an attraction to which our hearts are readily drawn. This joyful season brings to each of us a measure of happiness that corresponds to the degree in which we have turned our mind, feelings, and actions to the spirit of Christmas.
Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: "What Is Christmas?" Ensign, Dec. 1998, 2Saved by naiah in christmas 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Develop family traditions. Some of the greatest strengths of families can be found in their own traditions, which may consist of many things: making special occasions of the blessings of children, baptisms, ordinations to the priesthood, birthdays, fishing trips, skits on Christmas Eve, family home evening, and so forth. The traditions of each family are unique and are provided in large measure by the mother's imprint.
Author: James E. Faust, Source: "Enriching Family Life," Ensign, May 1983, 41Saved by naiah in motherhood family traditions holidays fhe 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Source: Essays: First Series (1841)Saved by naiah in troubles progression 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
One seldom-mentioned reason for keeping the commandments is that we then become genuinely happier with ourselves. Otherwise, if unhappy with ourselves, the grim tendency is to pass our misery on, or at least to allow it to cloud and even diminsh the lives of others who must put up with us. Our happiness is the intent of God's plan of happiness.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Lord, Increase Our Faith, p 49Saved by naiah in happiness commandments 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are multitudes of pure and holy spirits waiting to take tabernacles, now what is our duty?—To prepare tabernacles for them; to take a course that will not tend to drive those spirits into the families of the wicked, where they will be trained in wickedness, debauchery, and every species of crime. It is the duty of every righteous man and woman to prepare tabernacles for all the spirits they can.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 197Saved by naiah in spirit body children parents birth procreation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
No more sacred word exists in secular or holy writ than that of mother. There is no more noble work than that of a good and God-fearing mother.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Fireside for Parents, 22 February 1987Saved by naiah in motherhood mother 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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