I was grateful to be able to watch President Hinckley's funeral yesterday. What a wonderful example! I especially liked Pres. Eyring's comments about how optimistic President Hinckley was, and how this was a direct result of his unwavering faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He would always say, "Things will work out". One of my favorite quotes from Pres. Hinckley is this one: "I am asking that we stop seeking out the storms and problems of life, and enjoy more fully the sunlight." I can definitely improve in this area. I'm afraid I'm a "storm seeker" most of the time, and I really want to change that. I'm going to try to follow his example and be more positive!
"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 neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's 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 here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Pay Hinckley