Monday, 1 December 2014

24 Sleeps to Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and the house is decorated on the outside and I have made a start on the inside. Mostly my inside decorations are things I have made over the years so I thought I would try and blog a different item each day.
Today is the count-down calender showing there are 24 days left before the big day. It was great fun to make and the pile of numbers mean I can change it each day until the 25th.

This morning I visited some ladies from church to spread a little cheer and a message from the gospel that I would like to share with you all..

The Reality of Christmas, By Bishop Gary E Stevenson 
This Christmas, as the spirit of the season permeates our hearts, let us do something that expresses our feelings in an outward way, showing that we understand that the babe born in Bethlehem is the real Redeemer. President Howard W. Hunter (1907–95) gave some practical advice that helps us do that:
“This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologise. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again.”


2 comments:

Christa said...

I have read your blogs backwards and have now arrived in the beginning. Need to try and come now every day. What was Mr. hunter President of? (Sorry to be so ignorant)

Happy Room Diana said...

President Hunter wasa President of the Church of Latter Day Saints

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