Since my presentation on Saturday, I had a couple of requests for some quotes I used. It was a wonderful experience, and I truly felt the spirit of womanhood there! I love to be around good, strong women, and Saturday I felt that I was surrounded in overabundance. Thank you all for being there and being so supportive of me. I am truly grateful!
I have included my handout here: Finding peace in a stressed out world handout
Here are some of the quotes that I used.
“Satan has a powerful tool to use against good people. It is distraction. He would have good people fill life with “good things” so there is no room for the essential ones. Have you unconsciously been caught in that trap?” Richard G. Scott (taken from “First Things First“)
“Strength comes not from frantic activity…. It comes from paying attention to the divine things that matter most. Let us simplify our lives a little. Let us make the changes necessary to refocus our lives on the sublime beauty of the simple, humble path of Christian discipleship—the path that leads always toward a life of meaning, gladness, and peace.” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (taken from “Of Things That Matter Most“)
“Satan is the great deceiver, liar, and enemy to all that is good, including our happiness and our well-being. His great desire is to thwart our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness and make us “miserable like unto himself” (2 Ne. 2:27).” Richard Edgeley (taken from “Satan’s Bag of Snipes“)
When we are over-booked, over-tired, and over-busy, we will not be overly happy.
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“When we understand who God is, who we are, how He loves us, and what His plan is for us, fear evaporates. When we get the tiniest glimpse of these truths, our concern over worldly things vanishes.” John H. Groberg (taken from “The Power of God’s Love“)
“Christ stands ready with outstretched arms as He waits for us to come unto Him and be encircled in the arms of His love. It is here that we can be healed, nourished, loved, enabled, strengthened, and made whole. Although the trial may be hard and the relief may not be immediate, we need to learn to allow God to help carry our burdens. We can do this by turning to Him regularly to seek His enabling power.” Carolyn J. Rasmus (taken from “The Enabling Power of the Atonement“)
“If we look for specific things we can do, the Holy Ghost will direct us, showing unto us “all things” which we should do, for this is one of His inspiring roles.” Neal A. Maxwell (taken from “Hope through the Atonement of Jesus Christ“)
“When filled with God’s love, we can do and see and understand things that we could not otherwise do or see or understand. Filled with His love, we can endure pain, quell fear, forgive freely, avoid contention, renew strength, and bless and help others in ways surprising even to us.” John H. Groberg” (taken from “The Power of God’s Love“)
And one of my favorite quotes about womanhood:
“Woman is God’s supreme creation. Only after the earth had been formed, after the day had been separated from the night, after the waters had been divided from the land, after vegetation and animal life had been created, and after man had been placed on the earth, was woman created; and only then was the work pronounced complete and good.
Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so, who honors and respects her body as a thing sacred and divine, who cultivates her mind and constantly enlarges the horizon of her understanding, who nurtures her spirit with everlasting truth.” Gordon B. Hinckley (taken from “Our Responsibility to Our Young Women“)
I hope each of us can take a little better care of ourselves in this fight against the stressors of the world. I know it is something I work on, and hope each of you can find some things that will help you as well!
If you have requests for me to write up more about some of the things on the handout, or things discussed in the presentation, please leave a comment and let me know!
Stayed tuned, tomorrow I have a post on Emotional Eating!