Tuesday, August 17, 2010

on pudge's mind

so i don't usually post these kinds of things on this blog because i like to keep it pretty light and fun but i just think i am going to post this anyway. because guess what. this is my blog and i can do whatever the h i want.

i heard these quotes recently and i think they really put things into perspective. this life is hard and sometimes you forget how it all works. i'm grateful for quotes like these to help me remember.

"many of us fall into this trap - judging our individual worth by comparing ourselves to others. this view of worth results in one of two serious mistakes: either we imagine ourselves better than we are because we think we excel where others fail; or we are too hard on ourselves, thinking we do not measure up to others. faced with these misperceptions, we may settle into a false sense of self satisfaction, or strain to match the accomplishments of those we believe are ahead of us, or give up all together. our vision is clouded when we forget we are not in competition. as children of our Father in Heaven, we are already unique and valuable, beyond anything we can achieve in this world." -john c. taggart (all things in wisdom and order, aug. 2010 ensign)

"though you may feel that no one can understand the depth of your despair, our Savior, Jesus Christ, understands. He suffered more than we can possibly imagine, and He did it for you. you are not alone." -dieter f. uchtdorf (your happily ever after, may 2010 ensign)

4 comments:

Mauri said...

I love those! We had a RS lesson on Your Happily Ever After last week. Thanks for the reminder

*AnDIe* said...

this has been on my mind too.
love these quotes p.
sometimes it's hard to remember these things. thank goodness for the gospel and it's truth...where would we be without it??

emma said...

Dear Paige,

I love your blog. I love these quotes. I LOVE you + Lake Powell. Seriously, you are great. So glad we're neighbors.

Love,
Emma

Elissa said...

The first quote especially!! wow! That is what I need/ed.