Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Words of Wisdom

"It's very simple: When you're working your hardest, the world opens up to you." ♥

"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are - chaff and grain together - certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away." - Dinah Craik

"The most important job in the world
 doesn't offer an hourly wage
 or days off
 or paid vacations.
But it does offer real feelings,
shining faces,
bedtime stories,
small victories,
priceless memories,
and many wonderful moments of joy...
Always remember,
there's no more important job in this world
than the one you do every day with all your heart."

"The adversary would love to bind our tongues—anything to prevent us from expressing verbally the feelings of our hearts face to face. He delights in distance and distraction; he delights in noise; he delights in impersonal communication—anything that would prevent us from the warmth of a voice and the personal feelings that come from conversing eye to eye."  - Rosemary M. Wixom

“If we listen with love, we won’t need to wonder what to say. 
It will be given to us … by the Spirit."

"One Latter-day Saint father said: “I do a greater amount of good when I listen to my children than when I talk to them. … I have gradually learned that my children don’t want my ready-made, time-proven, and wise answers. … To them, being able to ask their questions and to talk about their problems is more important than receiving my answers. Usually when they get through talking, if I have listened long and well enough, they really don’t need my answer. They have already found their answer."

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