Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Give Joy To Everyone This Christmas: Give of Yourself


In the First Presidency message for this month, President Monson talks of the opportunities there are for giving of ourselves and spreading joy:

"Times change; years speed by; but Christmas continues sacred. In this marvelous dispensation of the fulness of times, our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. There are hearts to gladden. There are kind words to say. There are gifts to be given. There are deeds to be done. There are souls to be saved."

As I watched the video (link below) and looked at the faces of people from all walks of life, from all over the world, I felt a great connection with them. We are all Children of God. We are all important. We all have needs. And we all can give of ourselves to make someone else's day or month a little brighter, a little bit more joyous.

My hope is that we will all find opportunities to serve and to give of ourselves during this Christmas season and throughout this next year. My hope is that we will remember our Savior - that we will remember what He has done for us and strive to more like Him and give of ourselves.

I was introduced to this song and video from another blog and thought I would share it here. It was produced by the Brigham Young University College of Fine Arts and Communication. I hope you enjoy it by clicking on the link below and I hope that we will all strive to help everyone around us have more joy this Christmas Season:

1 comment:

Keith L. Brown said...

Excellent! Thank you so much for sharing these thoughts and the video.