Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!


Before you read below, notice the date at the end.

I found this on another blog a few days ago, and I've been thinking about it ever since.


"Let us set an example; let us live within our means; let us be lenders instead of borrowers; let us not place our homes or the lands that produce our living under mortgages, in order that we may ride in fine conveyances or keep up with the pace set by our neighbors who may be able to afford it. Let us be more concerned about the adornment of our minds that are eternal, rather than adornment of our persons with things that are of no lasting benefit. Let us keep the commandments of God; let us live humble, and sweet, and pure. Let us not he lifted up in the pride of our hearts if we have been more successful than our neighbor financially, but, mindful of the blessings of health and strength, and the gift of home and loved ones, appreciating the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the power of God unto salvation, unto all those that believe and obey it; let us evidence by loving kindness to every child of our Heavenly Father that we are grateful." -

George Albert Smith, April 1915

7 comments:

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Jill, I love this quote. It seems like it could have been said yesterday. Wow. I also love that picture at the top. Where did you find that?

Lisa said...

That's good Jill! I love what you mean. I can't make out the date you mentioned. Maybe you can help me SEE it. : ) Nice reminder. I love wisdom.

Jill said...

Karen, that picture is from Susan Branch. I love her art work and always get her calendar every year.
www.simpleabundance.com/homepub.html

Lisa, that quote was written in 1915.
:))

Rebecca said...

WOW! I love this. I am going to print it out and send it to all my kids. I especially like the part about not having to keep up with the pace set by our neighbors!

grandmapeg said...

This is so well said!! Such great advice then and even more so now. Thanks for all of the great posts you share!

Kathy said...

How true, how true. I would absolutely much rather be weighed down by happiness than things.

Dad and Susan said...

Isn't it interesting how things don't seem to change much? Advice for the 1915 crowd is still applicable today. Once again, you instruct and inspire. Love, Dad and Susan