You may wonder WHAT it is you are creating now? How do I know you are creating this now? It’s really quite simple you see, we are all creating something at this very moment. In fact we have been weaving it thread by thread and will continue to do so until our time is up. Yes it’s your LEGACY….. I guess the first question is do you care? Do you really care what Legacy you leave behind? Does it matter? It always matters. Our legacy is really just a time capsule of all the lives we have touched, or hurt, inspired, or drained…… You get to decide how you want to impact this world and those around you and in the end you will have a legacy….. Will it be one worth remembering?????
How important is our vocabulary? What are you doing daily to improve that part of your life? Our vocabulary should get better with time, but often times it just stagnates, or worse it gets worse…… Unfortunately we are judged by our vocabulary and unfortunately our lack of vocabulary. Watch Hyrum Smith talk about the power of vocabulary today. To find out more about the words Hyrum Smith talks about go to www.hyrumsmith.com.
One thing Chad Hymas has taught me, is allowing others to help you in life. As Chad travels all over the world he CANNOT get out of his chair without help or get on an airplane. There are challenges at the hotels he stays at and everywhere in between. I remember him talking about how hard it was for him to allow others to help him because he wanted to show he could do it. After he humbled himself and allows others the wonderful opportunity to give service he says what a wonderful blessing it is to allow others to help him out in life. Are you to proud to let someone shoulder the load? I know I am many times. You see know how great you feel when you give service to others, allow that same service at times to be given when needed. Watch this short 1 minute clip of Chad thanking all those in his life for the service they give.
We have all heard the definition of insanity. “Doing the same things and expecting different results”. Why then do we continue to do the “same things”. When we simplify why we end up many times in the same place it can be traced to the “roots” of the problem. The “roots” are in our minds. How we look at the world, how we see others, how we approach challenges. You see techniques are quick fixes. If we want lasting change we have to change our paradigms……the way we see the world, the way we see others, the way we approach challenges….. We can buy a new suit and try to impress others with a fancy sales talk and yes we might see temporary success but until we change who we are and what we think we will never have lasting change. Working on the “ROOTS” takes time so be patient…..
The deception of GREED flirts with us daily. It has the “appearance” of happiness on the surface. When we focus our efforts on ourselves first we are never happy. We see it all the time in the media the lonely with all their “stuff” living life without loved ones around, because in the conquest of greed they alienated everyone. One of my favorite scriptures says, “And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.” When our efforts to obtain wealth are to help others we will find it. Until then if we happen to stumble upon it by greed we will find loneliness without the joy we thought it would bring.
Today as I watch General Conference I reflect on this special 2 minute video. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland seems to touch the heart of all those who hear him speak. Today’s episode is about angels. Yes the Heavenly kind but also the angels we have all been blessed with here in mortality. Take a few minutes to enjoy this wonderful little clip.
A very special day for Dallin “Jack” Lane. I made a call this week and had a special quick video made for Dallin. We love Dallin… Everyone that knows Dallin knows he will put a smile on your face always. Always upbeat and full of happiness and love. Such a great son, brother and friend to all who know him. Love you buddy. Happy Birthday.
I have featured Dave Blanchard on the echo many times. Today is one of my favorites. Self Esteem issues are everywhere. How many times do we compare our worst to someone’s best. We wish we had his/her hair, car, job, family, wealth, and the list goes on and on. Instead of valuing our own “clay” we want someone else’s “clay”. We will never rise above our current struggles and trials until we first except the “clay” we have been given. The parable of the talents is so revealing when it comes to owning our “clay”. There are those that spend a lifetime hiding their unique gifts and talents while others take what they have and expand it at every opportunity. At the end when we are thankful for our “clay” and use it to help others we are always given more “clay”. I would encourage any of you that struggle with Self-Esteem to read Dave’s book “The Observers Chair”. I have highlighted that book on an earlier episode if you would like more information.
Do you find it acceptable at times to “retreat” from your individual “battles”? When it gets hard can you find an excuse not to continue, or why it won’t work? What if beginning today RETREAT was not an option? You can LIE to others but you can’t LIE to YOU….. You know why you are not where you should be right now in life….. When we cut off all avenues to QUIT or RETREAT the human soul will surprise you what it can and will accomplish…… Begin today to STOP finding ways to QUIT your worthy desires and goals….