more birthday presents!

May 8, 2009

I was blessed with a delightful day yesterday. My friend, Kari, took me to the Thai House and then I had my horribly overgrown eyebrows tamed back into their proper places. I need a hair cut as well, but that will have to wait until I can get down to my little sister.

My mom gave me the most fabulous book ever…The Neal A. Maxwell quote book. It is full of hundreds of quotes arranged by topic and beautiful artwork is interspersed throughout. I love, love, love it!

neal a. maxwell quote book

Here is a classic Maxwell quote:

The gospel does provide structure in lifestyle – a scaffolding for shaping the soul especially in the formative years. So shaped, later in life the individual can stand resolutely in holy places and on holy issues and not be moved.

and another:

It isn’t that random goodness lacks heroism. Rather, in isolation it lacks effectiveness. Sharpshooters can irritate and delay an advancing enemy, but they cannot mount a counteroffensive. Random goodness lead to Dunkirks, not to D-Days.

Be prepared for more of these treasures – when I read them my mind is full of thoughts I want to put a pen to.

My friend, Amy, brought me this adorable picture late last night! Isn’t it so cute! It brings sunshine to my soul! I will be finding the perfect spot for it today.

be kinder than necessary

Here is my finished planner in its lovely and durable red, yes, I LOVE red, leather cover. I am so excited to start using it!!

finished planner

My friend, Sommer, and her little munchkins, gave me a peace lily at gym on Monday. The miracle is, that after five days of being in my care, it is still alive! I have a bad track record when it comes to growing things, so I am hoping I can keep it thriving.

Thank you to everyone who made my day fabulous yesterday!

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