Thursday, June 3, 2010

INDIVIDUAL WORTH

"Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God (D&C 18:10)"

I don't know how it happened or when...  I have always known that I am a daughter of Heavenly Father.  I know that he knows me individually and that he loves me.  I sometimes wonder if my children understand who they are.  Especially my daughters.  I think about Aislyn as she has grown into a beautiful young woman and I wonder if she knows how special she is.

I then think about the wonderful things that are given for us to know when we receive our patriarchal blessings and desire for my daughters to have the desire to obtain their very own.

I also think about the many individuals I come in contact with and wonder if they know their divine origins and if they know their own worth.  Is there a way for me to help them recognize who they are?  I know that if I help build them up and make them feel of worth that's a start.  How do I do that?

Maybe I can look for their individual qualities and positive attributes and focus on them.  Maybe I can acknowledge them openly; letting them know that I have noticed the good that is in them.

Each one of Heavenly Father's children has a unique and divine mission to perform on the earth.  Each one of us has been blessed with talents to accomplish that particular mission.  What have we done to develop those gifts so that we can be a benefit and a blessing to those around us?  Do we see the influence we have in the lives of others?  Do we take notice and witness the value and contribution of others? 

1 comment:

shydandelion said...

That reminds me of a talk (I think by Elder Bednar) about a man who's father expressed his deep love for his child to a friend. When the son learned of this, he said, "I wish he had told ME." That is something that I always try to do with my kids. I think everyone needs to know they have worth and that they are loved.