Sunday, April 13, 2014

Words from my Mom

Lately I'm being haunted by my mother's very large stack of journals. I've made it a goal to choose the
best parts of them, and make a book for her posterity. If we don't have journals left behind with our 
own words….then someone else will be our spokesperson for who we were after we are gone. I would
not want to trust anyone with that, would you?

She DID keep many years of journals. So I need to do her justice and let HER WORDS speak to all
her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all the many yet to be born.

It's a long process, but today I found this little gem I wanted to share written by her, 34 years ago when
she was 52. (the capitals are all hers)

"May 22, 1982

HAPPINESS ISN'T ALWAYS DOING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. 
IT'S DOING WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO AND 
BEING GLAD YOU DID IT."
Jesse Evans Smith

Read the above in Relief Society bulletin today and IT IS SO 
TRUE---- except I guess as you get older you can anticipate the 
results more. So it isn't so hard to do ----whatever! 

…..This old age stuff ain't half bad."



Thanks Mom. I agree!




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I had known your mom! I think I would have liked her.
darlene

Karen Mortensen said...

Great words.

Scrapally said...

What a wonderful task you are undertaking...I am sure you will glean many words of wisdom! And what a treasure it will be for all those who you share it with!

Donna said...

Fabulous to have a mom to quote!!

Sue said...

Aren't you fortunate to have those journals? Thanks for sharing her a little with us.

=)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

How special that you hear from you Mom everyday through her written words. She has certainly passed on her gift to you, because you are a wonderful writer!