Prophetic Counsel

This last weekend was our church-wide general conference.
Ryans grandpa got us tickets so we watched the Sunday afternoon session live. 
I didn't take any notes, just sort of basked in everything, trying to internalize it all as much as possible. 
Some of my favorite little tidbits from it are:

Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected. President Boyd K. Packer

Some have come to think of activity in the Church as the ultimate goal. Therein lies a danger. It is possible to be active in the Church and less active in the gospel. - Elder Donald L. Hallstrom

Envy is a mistake that just keeps on giving. Obviously we suffer a little when some misfortune befalls us, but envy requires us to suffer all good fortune that befalls everyone we know! What a bright prospect that is—downing another quart of pickle juice every time anyone around you has a happy moment!  - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image. So be kind, and be grateful that God is kind. It is a happy way to live. - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

So don’t hyperventilate about something that happened at 9:00 in the morning when the grace of God is trying to reward you at 6:00 in the evening - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Surely the thing God enjoys most about being God is the thrill of being merciful, especially to those who don’t expect it and often feel they don’t deserve it. - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

However late you think you are, however many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made or talents you think you don’t have, or however far from home and family and God you feel you have traveled, I testify that you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love. - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Exercise, reasonable amounts of sleep, and good eating habits increase our capacity to receive and understand revelation. We will live for our appointed life span. However, we can improve both the quality of our service and our well-being by making careful, appropriate choices. - Elder Richard G. Scott

When the Lord requires that we forgive all men, that includes forgiving ourselves.  - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following: Stop it! - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I don’t know exactly how to articulate this point of not judging others with sufficient eloquence, passion, and persuasion to make it stick. I can quote scripture, I can try to expound doctrine, and I will even quote a bumper sticker I recently saw. It was attached to the back of a car whose driver appeared to be a little rough around the edges, it read, “Don’t judge me because I sin differently than you.” - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The people around us are not perfect. People do things that annoy, disappoint, and anger. In this mortal life it will always be that way. Nevertheless, we must let go of our grievances. Part of the purpose of mortality is to learn how to let go of such things.  - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Heaven is filled with those who have this in common: They are forgiven. And they forgive. - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Be we reminded that a perfect body is not required to achieve one’s divine destiny. The attributes by which we shall be judged one day are all spiritual. - Elder Russell M. Nelson

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