Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Be Better

Typically at the turn of the year, we set goals. Resolutions, if you will. I am horrible with "New Year's Resolutions." I never follow through and lose 35 pounds. :) This year I decided to set a goal that I knew I could achieve; one that I can work on throughout the year. And if I slack a little, it's okay... and I can still keep working on it. I know it's already February... but better late than never, right? So for 2010 I want to:


Sounds simple right? Every day I think of little things I can do to better myself. Whether it's learn a new skill, correct a bad habit, volunteer more, etc. My inspiration stemmed from a talk that Gordon B. Hinckley gave in January 2001, "A Prophet's Counsel and Prayer for Youth". In his talk he gave us six B's.


Later he added:


I'd like to focus on one at a time. Spend a week to a month trying to be better at each of the B's in turn. As I work on each goal… I’m going to attempt to blog about each one, and make small changes. So this year, I want to BE BETTER. I can’t begin to describe the feeling I felt that night, listening to President Hinckley’s guiding words… at the end of his remarks, he prayed for the Youth of the church. I will never forget the sweet Spirit that filled my heart as I heard this prayer uttered for me…

“O God, our Eternal Father, as Thy servant I bow before Thee in prayer in behalf of these young people scattered over the earth who are gathered tonight in assemblies everywhere. Please smile with favor upon them. Please listen to them as they lift their voices in prayer unto Thee. Please lead them gently by the hand in the direction they should follow.

Please help them to walk in paths of truth and righteousness and keep them from the evils of the world. Bless them that they shall be happy at times and serious at times, that they may enjoy life and drink of its fullness. Bless them that they may walk acceptably before Thee as Thy cherished sons and daughters. Each is Thy child with capacity to do great and noble things. Keep them on the high road that leads to achievement. Save them from the mistakes that could destroy them. If they have erred, forgive their trespasses and lead them back to ways of peace and progress. For these blessings I humbly pray with gratitude for them and invoke Thy blessings upon them with love and affection, in the name of Him who carries the burdens of our sins, even the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.”

It is my prayer… that this year I can BE BETTER. That through applying all of these attributes to my life; I can become a better wife, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, and daughter of God.


  1. This is a great goal! I look forward to reading about your experiences.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...