"In each of these stories, Cinderella, Belle, and the miller’s daughter have to experience sadness and trial before they can reach their “happily ever after.” Think about it. Has there ever been a person who did not have to go through his or her own dark valley of temptation, trial, and sorrow? Sandwiched between their “once upon a time” and “happily ever after,” they all had to experience great adversity."
— Dieter F. Uchtdorf (via randompenguin)
"As the humble servants of the Savior, we should pray for the manifestations of the Holy Ghost to come to us in our service and to those we serve. Humble prayer to our Heavenly Father, in deep faith in Jesus Christ, is essential to qualify us for the companionship of the Holy Ghost."
— Henry B. Eyring, Serve with the Spirit, 2010 General Conference (via that-we-might-have-joy)
"Often, however, agency is misunderstood. While we are free to choose, once we have made those choices, we are tied to the consequences of those choices."
— Russel M. Nelson, 1988 October General Conference address titled “Addiction or Freedom” (via scerythlabs)
(Source: lds.org, via scerythlabs)
"The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served."
— Gordon B. Hinckley (via return-to-virtue)