- Personal History--I adore them all--they are my true friends
- Be a friend to your employer--never badmouth them, etc.
- Friendship through communication--all types--my faves: email and texting
- Visiting teaching--I gave four examples of really great women why I am privileged to visit and one of them is my visiting teaching partner
- Blog--I've met some precious friends here that I wouldn't have met any other way
- Be led by the Spirit
- Most important goal is to be a friend to the Savior
- Joseph Smith--"friendship is one of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism."
- Prayer--a dear friend, who is experiencing some hard times told me, "I don't know what to pray for anymore." After thinking about it for a day I told her, "When you don't know what to pray for, pray for peace"--the Savior said to all of us: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt. 11:28–30).
I am who I am--good, bad, or indifferent, in large part because of my mother. I owe her more than is ever possible to pay back. I apologize to her, right here on this humble little blog.
I'm not the only one who has neglected gratitude for parents. A while back a couple spoke in Sacrament Meeting. They gave fabulous talks of gratitude and they forgot to mention their parents. One set of their parents have welcomed them back into their home to live while he goes to school. This will be for several years.
So, I'm not the only one. Why do we forget our parents?
It's a mistake and I'm sorry I made it.