October 23, 2011
"Forget Me Not" by Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Printable Handouts
Today as I listened again to Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk at the General Relief Society meeting, I felt uplifted and energized. There is so much to learn from his wise counsel. I am so grateful there are prophets and apostles of God on the earth today who help us along our journey in life. And grateful that today's technology allows us to listen again. Here are a few quotes from his talk “Forget Me Not.” And if you want to print a beautiful handout, there are several at SugarDoodle.net.
Forget Me Not
First, forget not to be patient with yourself
“God wants to help us to eventually turn all of our weaknesses into strengths, but He knows that this is a long-term goal. He wants us to become perfect, and if we stay on the path of discipleship, one day we will. It’s OK that you’re not quite there yet. Keep working on it, but stop punishing yourself."
Second, forget not the difference between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice
“How can we tell the difference for our own situation? We can ask ourselves, 'Am I committing my time and energies to the things that matter most?' There are so many good things to do, but we can’t do all of them. Our Heavenly Father is most pleased when we sacrifice something good for something far greater with an eternal perspective."
Third, forget not to be happy now
“The happiest people I know are not those who find their golden ticket; they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments.
Fourth, forget not the “why” of the gospel
"While understanding the 'what' and the 'how' of the gospel is necessary, the eternal fire and majesty of the gospel springs from the 'why.' When we understand why our Heavenly Father has given us this pattern for living, when we remember why we committed to making it a foundational part of our lives, the gospel ceases to become a burden and, instead, becomes a joy and a delight. It becomes precious and sweet."
Fifth, forget not that the Lord loves you
"Sisters, wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you with an infinite love."