I read this quote the other day and thought ...how profound!
“For those who believe, no proof is necessary.
For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.” ~ Stuart Chase
Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night wondering how you could teach or help one of your kids or loved one to believe in something? To Believe in themselves, to Believe in God, to Believe in their potential, or to Believe that things will work out? Maybe you haven't but I certainly have as a MOM. I feel like my whole life as a mom, has been trying to teach and help my kids understand who they are and what their potential is? You hope that little by little that all those moments will sink in and give them an unbelievable strength and courage to face all the world will throw at them.
On more than one occasion, I have been asked by a younger moms this question " how do I do it all? " My answer to them is a constant reminder to myself, "You can't do it all, you just do the best you can with the Lord's help" The greatest thing you can do for yourself and your family is to stay close enough to the Spirit to be guided on what to say and do." I know that sounds simple, but it's not, especially in today's world.
I read this quote this morning by Kathleen H. Hughes... "AS WE MATURE AND GROW PHYSICALLY , WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE DIVINE WITHIN US IS BEING NURTURED. OUR ACTIONS SHOULD INVITE THE SPIRIT TO BE THE PREDOMINENT FORCE IN OUR LIVES."
That is what I want for each of my children, for each of my dear friends who are struggling with problems in life and for MYSELF. Too often I get burdened down with things and forget that I have the potential to change them. Too often I get so busy doing THINGS, that I forget to slow down and get back to the BASICS in my life. When I am too busy in life to say my prayers, read my scriptures, spend time with my family, to tell my friends how much they mean to me, serve others or to take care of myself....then I know that I am on the wrong path and that I have stopped GROWING. I like how Kathleen H. Hughes put it...we need to ensure the divine within us is being nurtured. I looked up the word nurture and here is what it means...
cherish means to be fond of, be attached to, while nurture means to bring up, help develop, help grow, or provide with nourishment
So I will try to remember that I am a daughter of God, with limitless potential! I will try to remember to take time out for the things which will nurture me. I will try to remember not to have to PROVE anything to anyone, but to just live my life in a way that hopefully what I believe, will be evident in the way I live my life. And most important ...to pray that my children have all they need to believe in themselves and to live close to the Spirit. To pray that the Spirit will be the predominant force in their lives. That is all that a mother can ask, not proof that everything will work out, but faith that it can... if we make the right choices in life.
“The whole process of raising a family is one of perfecting our own lives. That which we transmit consciously and unconsciously to our children in their rearing in the home and in the community must be the best within us.” ~Henry D. Moyle