I have been reading this morning as I walk on the treadmill and a few things I have read really struck me. First I was reading the Priesthood and Relief Society lesson for this Sunday. I like these thoughts from President Ezra Taft Benson: "We have no cause to really worry. Live the gospel, keep the commandments. Attend to your prayers night and morning in your home. Maintain the standards of the Church. Try and live calmly and cheerfully. . . . Happiness must be earned from day to day. But it is worth the effort." and "Be cheerful in all that you do. Live joyfully. Live happily. Live enthusiastically, knowing that God does not dwell in gloom and melancholy, but in light and love.". He closed the lesson with this testimony, "We will never be alone if we live as we should, because our Father will always be with us to bless us. He wants us to be successful. He wants us to be happy. He wants us to achieve the good goals we set. He will do His part if we do our part."
Then I thought of our Southern Alberta winds when I read this thought from Elder Holland. "Be true and faithful. Live your religion. Stand straight and be firm—and if there’s a little wind blowing, just put your face into the wind and go forward. And when you can’t go forward, just stand. Just plant your feet and stand immovable for a while if that’s all you can do. Be faithful and be true and love the Lord, because He loves you." Standing steadfast and immovable in the wind. What a great visual.
Some wonderful thoughts to think about during the day.