Sunday, January 3, 2016

Look Forward not BACK...

I happened upon this wonderful talk that has such good advice given by one of my favorite church leaders Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland. He was my boss as President of BYU when I worked in the Lee Library back in 1982 and I named my last son Jeffrey after this dynamite leader.  What he says relates to my resolution for this year...To let go of REGRETS. He says:

FAITH POINTS TO THE FUTURE

As a new year begins and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been. The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead and remember that faith is always pointed toward the future. Faith always has to do with blessings and truths and events that will yet be efficacious in our lives.

3 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

Sounds like good advice.

Rambling Woods said...

Yes, I need to live more in the present...

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for these words of wisdom! Happy New Year!