• Regarding trials, including of our faith and patience, there are no exemptions—only variations (see Mosiah 23:21). These calisthenics are designed to increase our capacity for happiness and service. Neil A. Maxwell November 2002

Saturday, December 22, 2012



Having a birthday near Christmas can be wonderful ...
or horrible.

You pretty much have to choose an attitude either way.

You can get fewer presents, time and attention.
Your gifts though may at times be a bit larger or more pricey -
Or not - just some other combination of more vs less/fewer.

Isn't it nice that we can choose how to feel, what to believe, think and do? That is something I admire about you Joseph - you know how to make choices AND to choose to see and remember good - the 'silver linings in clouds', the lemonade of lemons, and your glass as half full - only being half empty because you've been enjoying the rest of whatever is emptied from it.

Thanks for all your help in the yard so many times, too.
Hope your day is truly wonderful.

Love Grandma and Papa-pa