Patience and Gratitude – Good Things to Work On 

Don’t you love how these smart phone cameras can make you look all polished up, with a near-perfect complexion? I have to admit, I’m much more willing to take selfies these days than I used to be. 

We had a Personal Progress Letter P Party tonight where we wore things that started with the letter P and had treats that started with P.  We had popcorn, pizza, pie, and purple grape juice, among other things. I dyed part of my hair pink (temporarily), and wore a pink shirt and socks. Some other people wore purple and polka dots. It was a lot of fun. 

I read this today while working on a Personal Progress Experience (Divine Nature #1). I have plenty of improving to do, but I love the great hope that these verses convey as well. I love that they remind me that I can ask God for the things I need – even some of these qualities – and He will help me. What a gift! 

Alma 7

“23 And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive. 24 And see that ye have faith, hope, and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works.”

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/7?verse=23-24&lang=eng#p23

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