As we prepare for the coming Thanksgiving, “it is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions.” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf taught that “if life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most.”
He says, “My dear brothers and sisters, we would do well to slow down a little, proceed at the optimum speed for our circumstances, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most. Let us be mindful of the foundational precepts our Heavenly Father has given to His children that will establish the basis of a rich and fruitful mortal life with promises of eternal happiness. They will teach us to do “all these things … in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that [we] should run faster than [we have] strength. [But] it is expedient that [we] should be diligent, [and] thereby … win the prize.”
Four Key Relationships:
- First, relationship with God
- Second, relationship with families
- Third, relationship with fellowmen
- Fourth, relationship with ourself
I look forward to this coming week and wish you each a wonderful Thanksgiving as you spend time with your family and serve others. Things that matter most.
The following 20 minute talk was given at General Conference in October 2010.