Alternatives to New Years Resolutions

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mom3
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Alternatives to New Years Resolutions

Post by mom3 » 27 Dec 2016, 09:18

I read this today and thought of us. We are weary in many ways and always wrestling with life. Many of the ideas in this piece struck a hopeful nerve. Enjoy. and Merry Christmas

http://www.chopra.com/articles/5-altern ... esolutions
"I stayed because it was God and Jesus Christ that I wanted to follow and be like, not individual human beings." Chieko Okazaki Dialogue interview

"I am coming to envision a new persona for the Church as humble followers of Jesus Christ....Joseph and his early followers came forth with lots of triumphalist rhetoric, but I think we need a new voice, one of humility, friendship and service. We should teach people to believe in God because it will soften their hearts and make them more willing to serve." - Richard Bushman

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Re: Alternatives to New Years Resolutions

Post by amateurparent » 28 Dec 2016, 19:48

Thank you Mom3.

I needed that.
I have no advance degrees in parenting. No national credentials. I am an amateur parent. I read, study, and learn all I can to be the best parent possible. Every time I think I have reached expert status with one child for one stage in their life, something changes and I am back to amateur status again. Now when I really mess up, I just apologize to my child, and explain that I am indeed an amateur .. I'm still learning how to do this right.

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Re: Alternatives to New Years Resolutions

Post by Curt Sunshine » 28 Dec 2016, 20:40

Wonderful.

Thank you.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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