Charity that impels us to be sympathetic of others’ weaknesses

When we are filled with charity, we understand that the behavior of others is most often motivated by their desires to do good, even when that is not the reality of their actions. President Thomas S. Monson articulates it well: “I have in mind the charity that impels us to be sympathetic, compassionate, and merciful, not only in times of sickness and affliction and distress but also in times of weakness or error on the part of others.”  When we give a charitable response to someone, rather than an accusatory or defensive one, we inspire and motivate others to open their hearts, and try harder to make things right.  True charity in our everyday encounters with one another leads to everyday miracles.

The Beginning of Better Days by Shari L. Dew and Virginia H. Pearce

Evidence that the Atonement is working

If you have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost during this day, or even this evening, you may take it as evidence that the Atonement is working in your life. For that reason and many others, you would do well to put yourself in places and in tasks that invite the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

Henry B. Eyring, “Gifts of the Spirit for Hard Times,” CES Fireside for Young Adults, September 10, 2006

The dots only connect looking backwards

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs
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