Thursday, January 11, 2007

Life and Virtues

My MIL sent me an article this morning and I thought it was so uplifting. I wanted to share just a few thoughts from it with you all. If you want a copy of the entire article, email me. I would be happy to pass it along!!

Life is hard. Marriage is hard. Family life is hard. And all for a purpose. Not one of us is at home on this planet; we are all away at school. In speaking of the plan of salvation, mortality, the second estate, is often referred to as the second act. It is a fact that “living happily ever after” is never written into the second act of plays, but rather it is reserved for the third act. The third act in this “play” is eternal life, where we will live happy ever after, if, during this life, we endure to the end in good cheer.

Being of good cheer is a virtue. Cheerfulness is a condition, more of the mind than of circumstance, and is worthy of cultivation. Mothers who are of good cheer impart courage, confidence, optimism, hope, and faith in the Lord to their husbands and children. Cheerful mothers draw family members to them. The entire family tends to thrive in an environment that is both spiritually and temporally cheerful.


Eliza said...

I love it! I am going to copy it and use t on my blog so my family members will read it too! I agree with it TOTALLY! Thanks for sharing

tharker said...

That was great!

meohmyers said...

I just read the whole article. I loved it! Thanks for sending it to me. Really helps to put it all in perspective.

Alicia said...

That's a little scary. I was just driving home and thinking to myself, "Why is life so hard? Why is it not even a little bit like the movies make it out to seem?" And then I logged onto your blog and it was like you answered my question. I would love the whole article. It sounds like just what I need.