Friday, October 10, 2008

General Conference Favorites

Now that all the General Conference talks are available for reading, I find myself drawn back to certain talks. It is so wonderful that we have the resources available to read, watch and listen to things we found so inspiring in the first place--and in so many, many languages!

I have to say that my pencil was flying across my post-it note pad as I listened to President Uchtdorf speak at the General Relief Society Meeting. (Read his talk here.) What wonderful things he had to say. Did it hit the spot for anyone else? Creativity and compassion is how God accomplishes His happiness. President Uchtdorf admonished us all to emulate those qualities to find our happiness as well. The way he spoke of creativity was so enlightening to me. I found it interesting that he said, "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul." I was also intrigued by all the things that he listed that were creative things. My post-it notes will be on my computer desk for easy viewing for quite a while for this talk.

I also loved President Monson's talk on finding joy in the journey. It works well with President Uchtdorf's talk. Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. This is a great quote: "Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows."

Knowing enough, as Neil L. Anderson talked about, is such a powerful idea too. We don't need to know the meaning of all things. We can allow what we do know to work within us.

And finally, I am coming full circle back to President Uchtdorf. He talked of hope. I had never thought about hope being something that takes a courageous choice. But as I think about it, it is true!

There were so many great talks. these are just some of my favorites. I would love to hear some things you got out of a talk or two as well to provide additional insight.


Laurie said...

I also loved Pres. Uchtdorf's talk during the General RS Meeting! All the talks were excellent, but the ones that provide specific things I can do right now are usually the ones I remember the most!

Munchkins and Music said...

I love Elder Bednar's talk on prayer. It was great.

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