Friday, April 27, 2012

"Life by the yard is hard, by the inch it's a cinch!"

I recently discovered this quote from President Monson. 
L-O-V-E     I-T!!!
I have spoken over the years with many individuals who have told me, “I have so many problems, such real concerns. I’m overwhelmed with the challenges of life. What can I do?” I have offered to them, and I now offer to you, this specific suggestion: seek heavenly guidance one day at a time. Life by the yard is hard; by the inch it’s a cinch. Each of us can be true for just one day—and then one more and then one more after that—until we’ve lived a lifetime guided by the Spirit, a lifetime close to the Lord, a lifetime of good deeds and righteousness. The Savior promised, “Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.”

This quote gives me hope. I can often feel overwhelmed by all I need to do, challenges I am facing, or what my next steps should be... but thinking back to just a few months ago when I was struggling with my mom's illness I was reminded that I would just wake up every morning and pray for strength, guidance and help for just one more day... just one day at a time.  That was my mantra. Just one day at a time, one foot in front of the other. Some days that's all I could do, but that was all that was needed. I made it through. I did the best I could, and I know that HF will continue to help me as I face new and different challenges!

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