Sunday, May 4, 2008

Selfless service

Here's a wonderful thought for the day!

"As we serve we grow. President George Albert Smith taught, 'It is not what we receive that enriches our lives, it is what we give' (in Conference Report, Apr. 1935, 46).
"Selfless service is a wonderful antidote to the ills that flow from the worldwide epidemic of self-indulgence. Some grow bitter or anxious when it seems that not enough attention is being paid to them, when their lives would be so enriched if only they paid more attention to the needs of others.
"The answer lies in helping to solve the problems of those around us rather than worrying about our own, living to lift burdens even when we ourselves feel weighed down, putting our shoulder to the wheel instead of complaining that the wagons of life seem to be passing us by."

Topics: personal growth, selflessness, service(David S. Baxter, "Faith, Service, Constancy," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 14)

1 comment:

This Place is a Disaster! said...

I agree. There have been times in my life when I was so needy and had nothing to give. I remember pleading with the Lord in prayer that if I could just have something, I would give it. Giving makes us feel better along with forgetting our troubles. Giving is good.


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