Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Focus on the Present

                This is the time of year when we look forward to another year.  Many people look forward with fear as to what might happen.  Other people look back wondering what did happen.

                Moses gave great counsel to the children of Israel:  “And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of them, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul” (Deuteronomy 10:12).

                President Gordon B. Hinckley gave us some great counsel also:  “I don’t worry too much about the future, and I don’t worry very much about the past.  The past is gone, and you can’t change, you can’t correct it.  The future, you can anticipate, but you can’t necessarily do very much about it.  It is the present you have to deal with.  Reach out for every good opportunity to do what you ought to do” (“Focus on the Present,” Stand A Little Taller, p. 382).

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