"When you are physically sick, tired, or in despair, steer your thoughts away from yourself and direct them, in gratitude and love, toward God. In your life there have to be challenges. They will either bring you closer to God and therefore make you stronger, or they can destroy you. But you make the decision of which road you take...If someone hurts you so much that your feelings seem to choke you, forgive and you will be free again. " --Elder Busche
Today is a day of remembrance--something that is very important in our lives. It is the anneversary of a life changing, horribly tragic event. I encourage you to not only remember those who have died for our country, but to remember who you are--a Spirit child of Heavenly Father, having lived for thousands of years. Remember why you are here on Earth. Remember the plan of salvation--remember where all who died ten years ago today have gone. Remember how deeply Heavenly Father loves you, and how deeply He loves all of His children. I testify that those who died on this day are well cared for now. I know that we will see our loved ones again. I have felt the piercing Spirit testify that I will see my loved ones again. That I will live with them again. That Heavenly Father loves them and takes care of them. That knowledge brings me great happiness.
“Testimony isn't something you have today, and you are going to have always. A testimony is fragile. It is as hard to hold as a moonbeam. It is something you have to recapture every day of your life.” --Harold B. Lee