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Some of us feel embarrassed, ashamed, less worthwhile if our family does not have everything the neighbors have. As a result, we go into debt to buy things we can't afford-and things we do not really need. Whenever we do this, we become poor temporally and spiritually. We give away some of our precious, priceless agency and put ourselves in self-imposed servitude. Money we could have used to care for ourselves and others must now be used to pay our debts. What remains is often only enough to meet our most basic physical needs. Living at the subsistence level, we become depressed, our self-worth is affected, and our relationships with family, friends, neighbors, and the Lord are weakened. We do not have the time, energy, or interest to seek spiritual things.
Robert D. Hales

- Robert D. Hales - Today Quotes

My home country of Brazil is very rich in natural resources. One of them is the famous Amazon River, one of the largest and longest rivers in the world. It is formed by two separate rivers, the Solimoes and Negro. Interestingly, they flow together for a number of miles before the waters blend, due to the rivers having very different origins, speeds, temperatures, and chemical compositions. After several miles, the waters finally blend together, becoming a river different than its individual parts. Only after these parts merge, the Amazon River becomes so powerful that when it reaches the Atlantic Ocean, it pushes back the seawater so that fresh water can still be found for many miles out into the ocean.
Ulisses Soares

- Ulisses Soares - Today Quotes

However many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made ... , I testify that you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love.
Jeffrey R. Holland

- Jeffrey R. Holland - Today Quotes

For some, the act of believing is difficult. Sometimes our pride gets in the way. Perhaps we think that because we are intelligent, educated, or experienced, we simply cannot believe in God. And we begin to look at religion as foolish tradition.
In my experience, belief is not so much like a painting we look at and admire and about which we discuss and theorize. It is more like a plow that we take into the fields and, by the sweat of our brow, create furrows in the earth that accept seeds and bear fruit that shall remain.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Today Quotes

Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can.
Ezra Taft Benson

- Ezra Taft Benson - Today Quotes

Frequently, our first reaction to hard things is "Why me?" Asking why, however, never takes away the hard thing. ...
We can and should find joy when we face hard things.
M. Joseph Brough

- M. Joseph Brough - Today Quotes

I plead with you to set aside worldly influences and pressures and seek spirituality in your daily life.
Ronald A. Rasband

- Ronald A. Rasband - Today Quotes

perspective about the great realities of eternity. ... Such glimpses of eternity can help us to travel the next 100 yards, which may be very difficult.
Neal A. Maxwell

- Neal A. Maxwell - Today Quotes

We can lift ourselves and others as well when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. Someone has said that "gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."
Thomas S. Monson

- Thomas S. Monson - Today Quotes

There are going to be times in our lives when someone else gets an unexpected blessing or receives some special recognition. May I plead with us not to be hurt--and certainly not to feel envious--when good fortune comes to another person? We are not diminished when someone else is added upon.
Jeffrey R. Holland

- Jeffrey R. Holland - Today Quotes