what i read today.

January 12, 2014

"As a new year starts and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone, nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been. The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead, we remember that faith is always pointed toward the future. Faith always has to do with blessings and truths and events that will yet be efficacious in our lives... This is an important matter to consider at the start of a new year - and every day ought to be the start of a new year and a new life. 

(quoting Robert Browning below)

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith, “A whole I planned, Youth shows but half;
Trust God: see all,
nor be afraid!”

-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Remember Lot's Wife 

Max reminded me of this talk this morning over our breakfast of ego waffles and blueberry muffins. I thought it was worth sharing (and definitely worth reading the entire thing... so, so good) and for those of you who have a minute or two more, my sister was featured here and I love what she had to say so much.

1 comment:

Jane Harman said...

i love this. :) and your sister is a doll, such an incredible girl!!

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