Sunday, October 17, 2010

Came across this quote today...

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "oh crap, she's up".

At first it made me laugh, then I thought wow, there is a very good message in that. It made me question, Am I this kind of woman? A woman who is steadfast and immovable always abounding in good works? For surely this is the kind of woman who can withstand the mighty storms of the adversary. I like to think that I try, but there is always room for improvement.

Then I remembered this quote by Sister Hinckley and I am reminded that this is the kind of woman I want to be because most certainly this is the kind of woman that will make the devil say "oh crap, she's up".

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.

I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.

I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.

I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someones garden.

I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.

I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

2 fabulous comments:

Ali said...

I love that quote by Marjorie Hinckley! I also love your first quote, I have never heard that one before. It really makes you stop and think, I want to be that kind of woman, that never lets a day go by without doing something good.

becky said...

Love both of these quotes. We should all want to be this kind of woman and I think we are all doing a pretty good job becoming this kind of woman. Thanks for sharing these quotes - they are wonderful!