Thursday, April 02, 2009

Good Feelings

I love and miss President and Sister Hinckley. There are so many wonderful quotes that I love from these two but recently I happened upon two that are are some of my favorites. I wanted to share them (even though a lot of you have heard them) and I hope they make you feel as good as they did me.

"Things will work out. Keep trying. Be believing. Be happy. Don't get discouraged. Things will work out." -President Gordon B. Hinckley

I can just imagine his distinct voice saying this as I read it. Doesn't that make you feel better about all the cruddy stuff going on?! :)

“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk’s lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor’s children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
-Marjorie Peay Hinckley

Doesn't that make you feel better about not being one of those seemingly perfectly put together women? Now I don't feel so bad about having sticky handprints all over my clothes all the time and throwing my hair back in a ponytail. I'm never "together" and I'm still a good person! I love her!


Lisa said...

I have that pearly gates quote up on my fridge. I love it too.

Cammi said...

thank you for the 2nd quote.

i'm never put together and i hate it - but after reading that it made me cry and i realize that i am a good person too.

~~heather said...

Thankyou for sharing this! I have always loved her remarks! I needed this today!

The Bundrocks said...

Aahh words to live by! I for one will probably have baby spit up on my shoulder and pb&j on my clothes too. These are TRUE women! Who I want to be.

Shawn and Lily said...

Steff you always look put together, your so cute!

I miss them both to. I try not to care to much about the smudges on the window and the baby nose drippies on my shoulder everyday either. Someday we'll miss it.

Lisa said...

Having one of those mornings and quote #1 made me cry. Thank you...Im going to go put it on our quote board so I can see it all the time this week!

Mike and Adrianne said...

Thanks for sharing those Steff. I will need to memorize those quotes for future reference.

Melanie said...

I love both of those quotes, especially the second one.

Patti said...

Sister Hinckley's quote made me cry. Thanks for sharing. :)

(Can I borrow someone's kids, lol.)