hinckley_medium“Carry on.  Things will work out.  If you keep trying and praying and working, things will work out.  They always do.  If you want to die at an early age, dwell on the negative.  Accentuate the positive, and you’ll be around for awhile.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



davidomckay“I never think of death: I am too busy thinking of life.”
– David O. McKay





hinckley_medium“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed.  The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.  Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks,  smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed.  The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley


hinckley_medium“Cultivate an attitude of happiness.  Cultivate a spirit of optimism.  Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of the nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



450px-Big_Sean_Jean_Jacket“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.  The grass is green where you water it.”
– Big Sean*




hinckley_medium“A small publication that came to me some years ago carried the following: ‘Once a man who had been slandered by a newspaper came to Edward Everett asking what to do about it. Said Everett, ‘Do Nothing! Half the people who bought the paper never saw the article. Half of those who saw it, did not read it. Half of those who understood it, did not believe it. Half of those who believed it are of no account anyway’ (“Sunny Side of the Street,” Nov. 1989). So many of us make a great fuss of matters of small consequence. We are so easily offended. Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley

jeffrey-r-holland-large“I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone, nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been.  The past is to be learned from but not lived in.  We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes.  And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead and remember that faith is always pointed toward the future.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland


Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
– Abraham Lincoln*




hinckley_medium“Don’t be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. ‘Accentuate the positive’. Look a little deeper for good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with a great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley




“Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley




“Every cloud has a silver lining.”
– Unknown