Repost from @mintarrow for the 2nd day of #lighttheworld! “I don’t know what it’s like to be constantly thirsty, or have to haul 45 pound buckets of dirty water to my family each day, or to watch one of my children sick or even die because of a lack of clean water, but I DO know the joy and happiness that comes when people finally do have access to clean water. Today we’re coming together with our friends @whatsinside @cutegirlshairstyles @theshineproject along with @dnrby @sptaggart to share what we learned in the Dominican Republic this summer with @healing_waters and how there IS A SOLUTION!!! I also know that if Jesus were here, and He knew that this was the number one thing we could do to end global poverty is get more people access to clean water, He would really try to do everything He could to help. Read more about our trip, see the full video and what we can all do together to create a solution on mintarrow.com 🙏🏽💙💦 Jesus taught, “I was thirsty, and he gave me drink.” - Matthew 25:35 #LightTheWorld ✨” Head on over to her website to donate to help bring clean water to a whole village. Xoxoxo
#lighttheworld can be a bit intimidating to me, to be honest! I think my mind tells me that I have to do big grand gestures each day and then I get discouraged. As I was helping my kids color their stars for the Light the World Christmas Tree from @thesmallseed, and we were talking about ways that we could do service this month, I realized the same principle applies to me as it does to my children which is, SERVICE = SERVICE. My son helped his little sister get a glass of water and we celebrated that act of service. So I decided that I need to be a little bit nicer to myself throughout this month and acknowledge even the small acts of service that I do to help Light the World. 📷: @rio.grange
“And I have been supported under trials and troubles of every kind, yea, and in all manner of afflictions; yea, God has delivered me from prison, and from bonds, and from death; yea, and I do put my trust in him, and he will still deliver me.” Alma 36:37 When I was struggling with my testimony, I had a really hard time believing in God and Christ in general, but especially when it came to how they played a part in my life. I think I would have read this scripture and scoffed at the possibility of it all. But now, through a journey of turning my heart to God, I can honestly say that I know this scripture is true. How has God supported you and lifted you up in your life? 📷: @mandinelson_
Did. You. Hear. The. News?!! We are taking SALT to Gilbert, AZ on March 3, 2018 and Speaker Applications are NOW OPEN! Click on the link in our profile to apply and be sure to tag anyone in the comments below that you think would be a great speaker!
We are super excited to announce our next SALT Retreat in Gilbert, AZ on March 3, 2018!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 So if you are in the Arizona area or want to travel there, then MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Tickets will go on sale in a couple of weeks, but as for right now, we are excited to say that Speaker Applications are NOW OPEN! If you would like to participate or know someone that would, then click the link in our profile!! Tag anyone you know that you think would make an amazing speaker! 📷 @mingoandco
“To the Lord Jesus, who bought us with a great price, we owe an undying debt of gratitude. It is impossible for us, weak mortals as we are, to fully comprehend and appreciate the suffering he endured on the cross so that he might gain for us victory over death. And even less can we understand the suffering he endured in Gethsemane so that we might obtain forgiveness of our sins. “Which suffering,” he said, “caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink.” (D&C 19:18.) But nevertheless, he endured it for our sake. None of us could have endured that suffering. No mortal man nor any number of men together could have endured it. All people who understand what Jesus did for us ought to love him and demonstrate that love by rendering to him, in a realistic manner, thanks and gratitude.” Marion G. Romney’s talk “Gratitude and Thanksgiving” is in our link today and it’s so good! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 📷: @jessica.parker.printshop
Everyone stop what you are doing and read this post from @kirstenfuller. Such a great reminder for us to FIND gratitude in any relationship or any situation! “During the April 2011 LDS general conference M. Russel Ballard shared a story about a young man that moved to California in 1849 during the peak of the gold rush to strike it rich. This man sold all of his belongings to find fortune in the California rivers. Day after day he dipped his pan in the waters and came up empty. Only large rocks were found. Discouraged and ready to quit he bumped into a more experienced miner. The young man sadly told him no gold could be found and that he was returning home. The experienced miner picked up two large rocks and crashed them together revealing several small flecks of gold hidden within. Noticing the bulging bag hanging from the older man, the young miner told him he wasn't searching for tiny flecks but for large nuggets like he had in his bag. The experienced miner opened his pouch towards the younger man, who was expecting to see large nuggets. He was stunned to discover the pouch was full of thousands of tiny flecks of gold. Right then the experienced miner said, son, it seems to me you have been so busy looking for large nuggets that you have missed filling your bag with these precious flecks. When I heard this talk our marriage was in a real slump. In the days following I went out and purchased a journal to track my daily flecks of gratitude. And I started with listing unique qualities that make my husband special. I quickly discovered what I once viewed as ordinary became extraordinary when thought about intentionally. The little things I might have taken for granted in the past -taking out the trash, or straightening up the house, all became things that filled my heart with gratitude. Keeping this journal has had great benefits. During those times when his imperfections glare brighter than his attributes, I can simply flip open my journal (or notes app) and look at the flecks of gratitude I noticed and be reminded that my marriage is bigger than that moment. Being grateful at Thanksgiving is a wonderful jumpstart to finding small bits of gratitude” ❤️❤️
“If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. Someone has said that “gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” “My brothers and sisters, to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.” Love this talk, “The Divine Gift of Gratitude”, by President Thomas S. Monson! The link is in our profile to make it easy for you to listen to today!