Friday, October 7, 2011

Little Things Count

"We're all given the same number of hours each day. But the way we spend each minute of those hours makes a great difference."

"I believe that the little things are of great importance in our relationship with ourselves, in our relationship with others, and in our relationship with God."

"Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great" D&C 64:33

"The question is not one of managing the clock, but one of managing oursevles with respect to the time we have. Each minute is a little thing and yet, with respect to our personal productivity, to manage the minute is the secret to success."


Whenever you cultivate a thought,
Remember it will trace
With certain touch in pictured form
A story on your face
Whenever you dwell upon a thought,
Remember it will roll
Into your being and become
A fiber of your soul.
Whenever you send out a thought,
Remember it will be
A force throughout the universe
For all eternity

"Our bodies are truly the result of what we eat and the exercise we receive."

"Do you take the time to remember some of the simple courtesies that are so important in relationships with oterhs? Do you remember the smile, the compliment, the positive note, and the word of encouragement? We should do these important little things withouit hesitiation."

"Patient and long suffering, considered by some to be little things in this life, are some of the crowning attributes in dealing with our fellowmen."

"Every man should have a good-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends" - Henry Ward Beecher

"I have learned that it is by serving that we learn how to serve. When we are engaged in the service of our fellowmen, not only do our deeds assist them, but we put our own problems in a fresher perspective. When we concern ourselves more with others, there is less time to be concerned with ourselves...So often, our acts of service consist of simple encouragement or of giving mundane help with mundane tasks, but what glorious consequences can flow from mundane acts and form small but deliberate deeds!...God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs. Therefore, it is vital that we serve each other in the kingdon." - Spencer W. Kimball

How careful are you in your dealiangs with your fellowmen?

"Are you completely honest in your schoolwork? Do you abide by the rules when you have a take-home exam or a closed-book assignment? Do you carelessly allow group work to be evaluated as your personal work when such is not allowed? Such temptations are common. Likewise, the infractions are too common. but any true Latter-day Saint knows the attitude of the Lord toward such behavior. No young man is worthy of his priesthood calling and not woman is without blame who conscioiusly cheats or deals in dishonest ways."

"As children of our Heavenly Father, we each have within us every potential of character, of compassion, joy, and of knowledge that we need in our quest for personal growth. The seeds for each godly character trait are in each of us. With that assurance, we are truly able to grow toward godhood as he has commanded us."

"The desire to acquire spiritual qualities will lead us to be cautious about the little lies that make us dishonest, or about the small infractions of the Word of Wisdon that turn our bodies and spirites away from that which is sacred."

"The same desire will cause us to pray more intently and to be a little more forgiving of our neighbor's faults. We will love more and criticiae less."

"So-called little transgressions are especially serious in our effort to live a life of moral purity. Satan would have us believe that the minor infractions do not need to concern us. Why worry if we do not control our thoughts, or if we allow porgnographic or immoral entertainment to be part of our lives?"

"Every ounce of pornography and immoral enteretainment will cause you to lose a pound of spirituality. And it will onlyi take a few ounces of immorality to cuase you to lose all your spiritual strength, for the Lord's Spirit will not dwell in an unclean temple."

"We counsel you...not to pollute your minds with such degrading matter, for the mind through which this filth passes is never the same afterwards. Don't see R-rated movies or vulgar videos or participate in any entertainment that is immoral, suggestive, or pornographic...Watch those shows and entertainment that lift the spirit and promote clean thoughts and actions. Read books and magazines that do the same." - President Ezra Taft Benson

"Lucifer is a master at step-by-step deception. He can make little thins seem so harmless when , in reality, they will quickly bind the soul and destroy the spirit. He can make immodest dress and suggestive behavior seem acceptable. He can cause us to think that a little indiscretion in speech and manner is sill quite wholesome. But soon those little steps repeat themselves in an ever-descending pattern until one is at a far-lower level than ever imagined."

"Every noble impulse, every unselfish expression of love, every brave suffering for the right; every surrender of self to something higher than self; every loyalty to an ideal; every unselfish devotion to principle; every helpfulness to humanity; every act of self-control; every find courage of the soul, undefeated by pretense or policy, but by being, doing, and living of good for the good's sake - that is spirituality." - David O. McKay

"I testify to you that these so-called little things that I have mentioned really do count in the eternal perspective of what it is all about, and that is to gain eternal life in the presence of our Heavenly Father."

Joseph B. Wirthlin

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