Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Finding Joy in the Journey

I just recently read President Monson's talk, "Finding Joy in the Journey". I was a slacker Mormon and did not hear it when it was first given at General Conference.
Not my finest Molly Mormon Moment, I know.
Let me just say, it was quite inspiring, especially as all of our lives become more complicated and change becomes more and more of a constant.
Many of my bloggy friends already wrote about this article, or others from the conference.
Let me just encourage those of you who haven't read this article or heard it yet to do so, even if you are not LDS, or think religion is wild, or maybe are related to Godzilla. Just read it. You might have a better day.

Here is just one excerpt from it:

"This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now."

I love President Monson. I think he is able to relate concepts and ideas in a way that doesn't seem too "churchy" all the time. I mean, a few of his examples came from musicals!

So, go and read it and report back to me what you thought...esp. you non-LDSer's. I'm interested to see if you loved this particular article as inspiring as I did.

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