Hello lovies! I decided to do Thoughtful Thursday because I need them. I am a stay-at-home-mom to 4 little kids (4.5 years from oldest to youngest). My husband and I made the choice for me to stay home and I NEVER regret it, but that doesn't mean it is always easy and i always love every second of it. There are many times in my life where I really need a "pick-me-up". Days when I feel like cleaning up one more mess will really, truly make me loose my mind. Days when I am just sad and wish someone would call me and tell me that they love me and that what I am doing every day is GOOD. Do you need that phone call too? The phone is ringing...pick it up...
"I wonder if you sisters fully understand the greatness of your gifts and talents and how all of you can achieve the 'highest place of honor' in the Church and in the world. One of your unique, precious, and sublime gifts is your femininity, with its natural grace, goodness, and divinity. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each of you possesses it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty.
"One of your particular gifts is your feminine intuition. Do not limit yourselves. As you seek to know the will of our Heavenly Father in your life and become more spiritual, you will be far more attractive, even irresistible. You can use your smiling loveliness to bless those you love and all you meet, and spread great joy. Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others."
--James E. Faust, "Womanhood: The Highest Place of Honor," Ensign, May 2000, 96
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