Monday, June 7, 2010

Be Beautiful Within

Yesterday after I was able to sit and read the latest issue of the Ensign the LDS church publishes, I was so touched by Pres. Thomas S. Monson's message to LIVE GREATLY! He said, "We must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility." He told of a lady who had three yellow canaries. When she passed away she left to of the birds to a friend and the third one to him. She apologized that this yellow bird had some gray on it's wings and said "He may not be the prettiest, but his song is the best". So many times I get caught up with hating my looks or weight, and miss when I was young and cute, but this made me realize I need to be beautiful on the inside where it really matters. I read NieNie and she was talking about how her face isn't beautiful and I was so hurt for her and wanted to tell her how much she has taught me about REAL BEAUTY and that my goal is to be more like her, BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE". We need to slow down our lives and really become what God wants us to be, beautiful from the inside and uplift those we come in contact with. Have a great day, slow down and enjoy the beauty around us and strive for the beauty within. Thank you Heavenly Father for all you give and do for us.

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Jill said...

just what i needed- Thanks!

Alisa said...

Lovely post! And so true!