08 March 2008

Five Small Experiences

About a month ago (can you believe it was that long ago?!?) I was talking to some friends, and the question was asked: "What's your favorite quote?" Several good quotes were shared by my friends, but I want to share my personal favorite with you, since I found it today. It's actually graffiti written on a wall in Jamaica, but that makes it no less true: “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and those who can receive without forgetting.” It's kinda stuck with me ever since I read it in the Ensign several years ago. It's been my goal ever since to be able to remember all I've been given, while forgetting anything I may be able to share...My memory is pretty bad, so I haven't had too much trouble with the forgetting part, but the remembering is harder. And yet, remembering is so important. When I stop to think about it, I know that I am very blessed, but how often do I actually stop to think about it? Definitely not enough. I'm thankful for all the blessings I've been given, for all the supporting people I know I have around me, and hope to one day be as generous with what I have as others have been to me.

2 comments:

Liz W. said...

What a fantastic quote!

I'm pretty good with the "receive without forgetting part." I never forget a kindness, and always feel grateful.

But, I do think that I give and remember that I've done so. Not as a "pat yourself on the back" sort of way, but as a "See, Heavenly Father, I totally love others. Please bless me." sort of way.

I need to work on that.

Mr. Hall said...

Great quote--thanks for sharing!