Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Sue. In an effort to shed some light on what the Church I belong to believes, I am doing a post every Sunday with the topic - What do Mormon's believe?
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Semi-annually my church holds a General Conference. For the next few months, my Sunday blog posts will review the teachings of the most recent conference. The first talk I am going to review is called “Of Regrets and Resolutions” by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. You can read and view the whole talk by clicking HERE.
This talk was about regrets individuals may encounter and how to live to not have those regrets. Ultimately we do that by following the Savior's example to purposely live each day.
Some common regrets people have:
- I WISH I HAD SPENT MORE TIME WITH THE PEOPLE I LOVE
- I WISH I HAD LIVED UP TO MY POTENTIAL
- I WISH I HAD LET MYSELF BE HAPPIER
Here are a few quotes from this talk that stuck out to me:
“The foundational principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ can affect our life’s direction for good, if only we will apply them.”
We should devote our time to worthwhile pursuits rather than wasting time on things that are “fleeting, inconsequential or superficial.”
“Let us resolve to follow the Savior and work with diligence to become the person we were designed to become.”
“No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.”
“Many of the deepest regrets of tomorrow can be prevented by following the Savior today.”
“...we cannot take for granted one single day. I pray that we will not wait until we are ready to die before we truly learn to live.”
We are in charge of our own happiness. This does not mean that we will never encounter sadness and disappointment, but we do choose how we will react in those circumstances. If our days are filled with purpose our hearts will swell with content rather than regret.
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