Friday, January 27, 2012

The Key to Greatness....

“Let us remember, too, that greatness is not always a matter of the scale of one’s life, but of the quality of one’s life.

True greatness is not always tied to the scope of our tasks, but to the quality of how we carry out our tasks whatever they are.

In that attitude, let us give our time, ourselves, and our talents to the things that really matter now, things which will still matter a thousand years from now.” -President Spencer W. Kimball, A Gift of Gratitude

Brent sent this quote to the family and it immediately resonated with me. It reminds me of the famous Mother Theresa line that “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” Or, the recent advice from President Uchtdorf to focus on “the things that matter most.” (October 2010 General Conference)

It’s easy for me to read these wonderful quotes and endorse them all. Truly believing them though, to the point I govern choices in my life by them, is a little harder to do. Harder, but still important! As well as the key to greatness!