I am always amazed how much I learn on Sundays. It's not that I am really hearing something new, but yet each time I hear someone give a talk, it's like I am hearing something for the first time again! Repetition has always been how we teach our children, so I shouldn't be surprised that, that is also how our Heavenly Father teaches us...repeating the same things over and over again!
One important thing that I was reminded of today, was to be more grateful. I have to admit that sometimes I forget to count the many blessing I have, and instead focus on the what I don't have.
Another thing I learned today was to get to know the scriptures better and more consistently, because in them we get to know our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ better. "We cannot love what we do not know"...so true!
The last thing that struck me hard today was... how important our examples are for our children and grandchildren. They are ever watching us and the choices we make. They watch what types of music we listen to, the types of movies that we go to, or bring into our homes, how we treat our bodies and how we serve or don't serve others. Yes, we can say all we want to our children but...it is our example that will speak the loudest. Are we living the type of life, that we wouldn't be afraid for our children to follow? That is a big question, and one that I need to ask myself often. I know that I fall short in many of these areas, but I was grateful to be TAUGHT AGAIN! Yes, even at the ripe old age of 51, I am still not too old to learn! :) And remember the little ones are always watching us too! (This photo of Jenny, was taken by her proud Uncle Lee )
"It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself." ~Joyce Maynard
"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." ~Robert Fulghum
"If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves." ~C.G. Jung