Easy Enrichment Ideas: Thinking Outside The Green Gelatin Box: July 2012

Easy Enrichment Ideas: Thinking Outside The Green Gelatin Box

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Encouraging advice when planning Relief Society activities


This blog is all about making your calling easier in Relief Society!  
Serving in the Church should be a great blessing and truly ENRICH our lives.

I'd love to hear from YOU!  What Relief Society activities have you been having this summer?
What activities have been great successes?   Which ones were terrible bombs?

Sometimes when we start to plan a Relief Society activity we feel overwhelmed with all that needs to be done.  Here is some encouraging advice....



Max Lucado's newest book Great Day Every Day has some excellent advice for all of us searching for success in any endeavor. The following is a short excerpt that reminds us how we can reach our goals one baby step at a time:

"An accomplished Ironman triathlete told me the secret of his success.  He said, “You last the long race by running short ones.”   Don’t swim 2.4 miles; just swim to the next buoy.  Rather than bike 112 miles, ride 10, take a break, and bike 10 more.  Never tackle more than the challenge ahead."

"Didn’t Jesus offer the same counsel?  He said in Matthew 6:34, “So don’t ever worry about tomorrow.  After all, tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.” 
When asked how he managed to write so many books, the author explained that he’d never written a book.  All he did was write one page a day."

"Face challenges in stages.  You can’t control your temper forever, but you can control it for the next hour.
Remember, you last the long race by running the short ones!"

Great advice, Max!  Thanks for the reminder!

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