Thursday, January 17, 2008

Keep On Keeping On

While checking out some blogs of friends I found these quotes from Deanna Flud Munoz and wanted to include them here. I sure hope that is Kosher! I just love President Hinckley and think it is fun to find quotes that you love because they are good and you are actually doing them! So if you are journaling on your blog take a little pat on the back from President Hinckley! You go, girl!

"To you women of today, who are old or young, may I suggest to you that you write, that you keep journals, that you express your thoughts on paper. Writing is a great discipline. It is a tremendous education effort. It will assist you in various ways, and you will bless the lives of many--now and in the years to come, as you put on paper some of your experiences and some of your musings."-President Gordon B. Hinckley

"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh you memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience. "President Gordon B. Hinckley

Whoa! Isn't that great? I believe all of that and I think when we are old we can sit and reflect upon the happenings in our lives and feel fulfilled. As these little things build upon each other we can truly record a life of significance. The entries will paint a picture of who you are or were and will illuminate your remembrances of a life of happiness. I have found that journaling is like having a good therapist at your beck and call. When you are feeling down or forgotten or are in a little funk..It may surprise what the Lord has done! And your own efforts may astound you.

Follow this link below to view the transcript of the graduation address at BYU Hawaii, 12/2007 given by Elder Ballard on using the new media, including blogs, to support the work of the Church.


Miss Jen said...

I like that CII has a blog, Maybe I should volunteer to do one for our ward...just a thought!

That quote makes me feel better about the time I spend doing this!

Laura said...

Also, check out my brother Daniel's blog. He also has a quote from a General Authority regarding using our blogs to promote/share the church with others!

Deanna Munoz said...

You are so cute Sister Mattson!! I love President Hinckley. He amazes me. I am so glad you have a blog...I am super obsessed myself! LOL!!