One of my new “good habits” I’m trying to make is reading something uplifting (scriptures and/or conference Ensigns) each morning before I get out the door. It is HARD. Everything that needs to be done swirls around me and vies for my attention, but if I sit for a minute and read, my days feel so much more fulfilled.
This morning I read this from President Hinckley (amidst a great article about service):
“He who lives only unto himself withers and dies, while he who forgets himself in the service of others grows and blossoms in this lift and in eternity.”
I love that. I love that being a Mother makes it easier to remember to serve others…we pretty much have to serve in order to keep our families going. And we serve others around us together with our families to show the happiness service brings (always working on that one).
But reading this made me think once again that I’m so thankful for the service that I get to give to my family as the Mother. I think it’s interesting how even though I’m trying to help them, reaching outside of myself really helps me grow the most.