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Personal Responsibility


With all the talk about violence and gun control, the thought that keeps running through my mind is:

What about personal responsibility?

There’s a great quote that fits with this.

“We teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.”  Joseph Smith.

What if society started advocating for correct principles?

What would happen if everyone took personal responsibility for their own actions?

What kind of a world would we have then?  🙂

 

Want To Feel Better?


You don’t even have to feel down.  You don’t HAVE to be wondering what’s wrong in your life.  No need to be worried about the state society and the world are in.

Whether you are on top of the world or not.

You will always feel better when you tune in to the LDS semi-annual, worldwide General Conference!  And it starts in about 2 hours.  But…

In the meantime, or anytime, you can go and watch previous conferences and feel the same uplifting and joyful feelings that you do when you watch it happen live.

This is another great blessing we have available to us from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons).  It is proof that God, your Heavenly Father, loves you and all His children and does not leave us to wander alone and unsure through life.

In fact, it is quite the opposite.  It is a feast for the soul!  A veritable smorgasbord of hope, joy, peace, comfort, and love that will always leave you a better person that before.  Guaranteed.

God loves His children and has given us so much good in the world.  And today we have more goodness and happiness to surround ourselves with than any other time throughout the history of the world!  Although we live in a tough time in many ways, we also live in the best of times in more ways.

“How?” you may ask.

Come and see.  You can participate at any time.  Try it and see.  🙂

https://www.lds.org/?lang=eng

To Be Or Not To Be…Is That The Question?


Throughout the media today was touted, “debate on gun control continues on 1 month anniversary of Newtown tragedy.”

Whichever side you are on in regards to gun control, there is a question that demands attention.  “To be or not to be” gun controlled, that is the question.  But, is that THE question?

Lawmakers and much of society is quick to jump on the bandwagon, demanding more gun control laws.  Is that really the only consideration to this situation?

I believe something else deserves even greater contemplation and deliberation to keep these events from happening.  Fortunately, there are still many people who practice this philosophy, despite society’s abhorrence for allowing ethics and morality to be a part of life.

Imagine a world where people treated each other respectfully, where everyone’s opinion mattered, and all were encouraged to do their best, to learn and to grow, and to develop a good character.  What would life be like in such a world?  How would people settle their differences?  How would they seek attention when they needed help, a listening ear, or a sounding board?  How would children be treated in such a world?  Would they be welcomed as priceless treasures?  How would neighbors act toward each other?  Would they chip in and help when their neighbor was ill, out of work, lonely and sad?  Would people be regarded as being of worth?

And what about those who chose to cheat, lie, steal, etc?  Would there be very many people who acted that way?  If they were taught all their lives to rise above these temptations, that they were of infinite worth because they are children of God, that all people are children of God and deserve to be treated with kindness and consideration, what would their lives be like?

What if lawmakers and society decided to reinstate these values?  They could encourage churches to help give guidance and support,  authorize schools to teach true diversity, and allow parents to instill ethical behavior.  What type of people would this produce?

I say it would give us a community that is safe, supportive, friendly, calm, and peaceful.  Unrealistic?

What are the outcomes of the choices society today has made?