Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Meeting Life's Challenges

I was looking through some old papers, and I ran across an old (seriously like ten years old) handout from church that had a really good quote that I thought I would share...hope you enjoy!

"I meet so many people who constantly complain about the burden of their responsibilities. Of course the pressures are great. There is much, too much, to do... Turn your thinking around. The gospel is good news. Man is that he might have joy. Be happy! Let that happiness shine through your faces...

"I enjoy these words of Jenkins Lloyd Jones...

"'Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed.

"'Most putts don't drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.

"'Life is like an old-time rail journey - delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.

"'The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."<>

...Gordon B. Hinckley


  1. I quite like these :) thank you for sharing!

  2. Wow, what a wonderful way to put things in perspective. I'll have to remember that quote when I start thinking life's not fair.

    Also, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your words of encouragement. I really appreciate your support. Your story touched my heart. I am really sorry to hear about your losses. (((hugs)))

  3. What lovely thoughts! God bless!

    Happy ICLW. ~#42

  4. What a beautiful thought to read! Thank you for posting!

    -Amber, ICLW #124

  5. Thanks for sharing - they are great quotes!

    ICLW #115

  6. mmmm...good stuff. it *is* quite a ride!
    happy iclw!

  7. Thanks for stopping by! I wish that the winds of good fortune and blessings come your way and that you are matched with the perfect birthmom/family soon! May you be able to sit back and enjoy the ride of adoption (as much as humanly possible)!

  8. I just loved that. Its all about perspective isnt it? About learning to love the ride :)

  9. Here from ICLW

    Those are great quotes, thanks for sharing!!

    I sometimes find it hard trying to remember that God has a plan for us, we may not understand it, but we need to just leave it up to him!

    ICLW #100

  10. Hi from ICLW. Hubby and I were pregnant once too, a few years ago, and nothing since then for us either. It's frustrating! It's hard thinking back to that time.

    Anyway, I see you're in Utah! I was born and raised in SLC. I miss it quite a bit!