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"Sadness, disappointment, and severe challenges are events in life, not life itself. I do not minimize how hard some of these events are. They can extend over a long period of time, but they should not be allowed to become the confining center of everything you do...No matter how difficult something you or a loved one faces, it should not take over your life and be the center of all your interest. Challenges are growth experiences, temporary scenes to be played out on the background of a pleasant life." Richard G. Scott, Ensign, May 1996

Isn't this a great quote? It's something I've been thinking a lot about lately. Too many times I have allowed events to take over while I am hovering somewhere over the top looking at my life being played out and not feeling like a participant.

That's all I have to say...just wanted to share the quote!

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9 said...

Fabulous quote, thanks for sharing a healthy dose of perspective with us!

July 7, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Thanks Mindi. That is a really great quote. I really love that you took the time to share something that was on your mind or that you felt someone needed to read it. That is so awesome. Have fun.

July 7, 2008 at 4:52 PM

That is a fantastic quote. I'm going to copy it and keep it somewhere handy. That last sentence is powerful!!! Thank you.

July 7, 2008 at 5:50 PM

That is a wonderful quote. Thank you for sharing! And, I hope you're enjoying your vacation!

July 8, 2008 at 10:49 AM

It is a wonderful quote. Thank you! :)

July 9, 2008 at 9:26 PM

thanks for the quote. i needed to hear this, and i need to share it with a loved one. hope you are having a great time in the midwest.

July 12, 2008 at 12:49 AM

O.k. that was the best quote I've heard in a long time and I really needed to hear it. I've been feeling really down lately about a few things in my life that I can't change and has almost consumed me. This has given me perspective again. Thank you so much! You are inspiring! :)

July 14, 2008 at 3:11 PM

I can't believe it about the cow eye dissecting Mindi. I will take the owl pellets any day I think. What a great mom to go and dig into that project. Wow now brown cow.

Hope you are having fun.

July 15, 2008 at 9:04 AM

...events in life, not life itself...I love that.

July 15, 2008 at 11:14 AM

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