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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thoughts on Life

It's definitely fall here in Oklahoma. I actually had to turn on the heater! Still, it feels so much better to me when it's not so hot.

So much is going on in our world today. I imagine the economy is on everyone's mind these days. I don't have any earthshaking advice, and you can find articles on personal finance all over the internet if you need some advice. The thing I think we should do, if we haven't done it already, is put the counsel of our prophets into action. Work on getting out of debt, cut back on spending, and save money and food and other items for the future. What is that old saying? "Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do or do without." We don't have to deprive ourselves of the occasional treat, but perhaps we could treat ourselves in ways that don't cost money or don't cost as much money. Pay tithes and offerings, then put something into a savings account. As the Scouts say, be prepared!

As for the upcoming election, read, read, read! Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Pay attention to local contests as well as national ones. Don't neglect the national races for the Senate and the House of Representatives. And, of course, use your best, thorough thinking to choose a president.

On other notes, I think it is good to make changes in our life that need to be made. Study the scriptures and pray. Exercise. Eat right. Learn new skills. Take a class. Do things to improve yourself and also to fulfill yourself. Find joy in life. Look at changes you need to make as challenges or opportunities instead of glumly viewing them as punishment or deprivation. Be optimistic!

Life is what you make it. We all have trials and problems and issues, but we are smart and resourceful and the Lord can guide us in the right direction. Carry on!!!!

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Blogger Lucy Stern said...

It looks like we will have to put our shoulder to the wheel no matter which canidate wins. We have to be prepared both spiritually and materially. I have bumped up my food storage program with 500lbs. more wheat and rice and other basics. "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear."

You might be interested in this U-Tube video by Pres. Benson. Check it out before voting.

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Blogger Mary A said...

Hi, Lucy! You're right about needing to put our shoulders to the wheel no matter who wins. I like that scripture you quoted. An encouraging reminder.

I watched the video clip. An impressive warning by a prophet who'd been in a lot of places around the world and would know whereof he speaks. Thanks for sharing the link. And thanks for stopping by!!

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