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Doors

I received this in the mail today from a good friend who recently moved to a different state:

When one door of happiness closes,

another opens;

But often we look so long at the

closed door

that we do not see

the one which has been opened for us.

-Helen Keller

Written below the quote:

"I thought this was a timely message for both of us as we have both had a summer with closing and opening doors.  I wanted to share it with you.  My wish for both of us is to be able to identify and move toward our open doors now and always."

 

 

 

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A bit of a challenge

Missionaries from my church, LDS, asked me to put a profile on mormon.org  The profile asks 5 things 1) a picture, 2) a brief intro, 3) About me, 4) Why I am a Mormon and 5) How I live my faith.

Picture - easy.  Why I am Mormon - easy.  Intro?  About Me?  How I live my faith?  A bit of a challenge.  What does a small town, mother of three have to contribute?  I was reminded of a favorite quote by C.S. Lewis:

“It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit” (The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses [1980]).

http://mormon.org/me/58BC/  = my final or more correctly, my current, answers.

 

Words to the Heart

I heard this recently and really liked it:

"To take sorrow out of death would be to take love out of life."

 

Choosing Growth

The decision to avoid hard things is a decision to deny an opportunity for growth.

 

A Favorite Gratitude Quote

For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.

(Doctrine and Covenants 88:33)

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