Sunday, May 18, 2008

What We Need More Of...

Margaret D. Nadauld, Young Women General President:

“The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity”

I just loved this quote! The world bombards women over and over again with what they think we should be.

I had a tender moment with Calvin, my 10 year old this week. After being grounded (again), he was feeling down in the dumps. I decided that it was a perfect opportunity to spend some time with my dear boy. I pulled out Monopoly and we spent a couple of hours playing together. Yes, I was kicking his butt in the game and was wealthy beyond measure, Yes, I then played easy on him to give him a chance. Yes, my old back hurt after sitting in a chair for that long. Yes, I passed go without taking my $200 so I wouldn't get richer. Yes, is what I said to him, when he begged me to keep playing even after he was left with $5 for the third time. Yes, we laughed. Yes, we had fun. Yes, we connected. Yes, he forgot about his sorrowful grounded state. Yes, he asked me to play a rematch game this Sunday. Yes, I felt I needed more of this...what really matters...people, neighbors, friends, family, my family and how I treat them. More tenderness, kindness, faith, goodness, virtue and purity would make the world a better place. Our loving Heavenly Father told us this is what we need more of...

3 comments:

amyburb said...

Thanks for the reminder Heather. I need to remember to take advantage of those fleeting moments.

shawni said...

AMEN to that. I'm heading up to hang with my girls right now.

Kim said...

I love that quote. Thank you! And, if Calvin ever needs a monopoly buddy and he's ever in my neck of the woods I would love a game. Nobody around here wants to play with me. Todd did humor me once though.