Thursday, November 3, 2011

Golden Ticket

This months VT message is special. We are able to choose a conference talk from the recent October 2011 General Conference and present it to our sisters. I decided to choose President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk entitled "Forget Me Not". In his talk, he focuses on ways to help the sisters of the church focus on themselves and what is truly important in life. He uses the classic {and somewhat creepy} childhood story of Willy Wanka & The Chocolate Factory. Instead of focusing on finding our "golden ticket"- which can be anything from a perfect birthday party for a child, impressive Christmas decor/gifts, or even cramming our days full of un-important tasks- we need to focus on the " and sweetness of everyday moments." For the month of November, Derek and I are writing things we are thankful for down and putting them up on a Thankful Board. It's a great way to think and cherish the moments that we take for granted everyday. I challenge you all to think about the moments in your life that you are grateful for this holiday season and see what happiness and joy it can bring into your life.

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  1. I love this quote!! I cried during this talk. I swear every time he speaks, I cry. Uchtdorf is the man!


  2. the is one of the best quotes ever. i love that silver fox.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I loved that talk too. It really struck a chord with me. I love the idea of the thankful board. We are going to start that today. Thanks for the idea. Once again, you inspire me!

  4. one of my top 3 favorite talks. loved it!

  5. ugh, this talk was just so precious. i can't get how he hit the nail RIGHT on the head. thanks for the little reminder girl!
    xo TJ

  6. We are theming a RS Activity around this talk! Pres. Uchtdorf sure knows us women! Love your "thankful board". We have done a tree in the past.

  7. this is a great quote.

    i am so glad i found you as well! your profile picture is absolutely lovely.


  8. I love that quote...I so need to enjoy the everyday moments and STOP looking to future! I so struggle with this! And I love your Thankful board!!!