Today, my daughter-in-law gave birth to a beautiful, baby girl. She is, of course, absolutely gorgeous! Her name is Lyla Ann. I can never hold a new baby without realizing how wonderful and special they are. A son or daughter of God, just come down from His presence. How amazing it would be to talk with her about what she has seen and done throughout her eternal life. It is so easy to look at this sweet little one and realize that she is a present, a wondrous gift. That she is unique. That she has value and individual worth. That she is important to her Heavenly Father, as well as the rest of us who already know and love her. It is so easy to see her potential. It is so easy to believe that she will make wise choices and remember who she really is.
So, today my prayer is a simple one. That you may know that you are also loved. That someone in your life cares about you. That you may remember that you are a son or daughter of God. You are needed right where you are in your own little corner of the world. You may never do anything that others would consider great, but to others you can be (and probably already are) an example. You can influence others to do good. You can lift the burdens of your brothers and sisters, you can help them to remember their joy. You can bring them to a testimony of our Savior. May you know that you are just as important to your Heavenly Father as my sweet little Lyla.
24 Things to always remember
by: Bill Greer, Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul
Your presence is a present to the world.
You are unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.
Take the days just one at a time.
Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You will make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.
Do not put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal and you prize.
Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem the heavier it gets.
Do not take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot … goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life’s treasure are people together.
Realize that it is never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have hearth and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.
AND DO NOT EVER FORGET ….
FOR EVEN A DAY
HOW VERY SPECIAL YOU ARE !