I finally picked up and read a wonderful little book that my dear Hubby gave me for my birthday: "The Remarkable Soul of a Woman" by Dieter F Uchtdorf. It took me about 15 minutes, or less to read, but is full of short gems from the wonderful talks we have heard from our wonderful Elder Uchtdorf. He always makes me feel better! He knows what we need to be happy! I plan to keep this book on my nightstand with my scriptures, and hopefully I'll remember to pick it up when I start feeling down and gloomy.
Here are just a couple of my very favorite snippets:
"Heavenly Father . . . is a God of creation and compassion. Creating and being compassionate are two objectives that contribute to our Heavenly Father's perfect happiness. Creating and being compassionate are two activities that we as His spirit children can and should emulate."
"In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of greater importance."
Ever since Elder Uchtdorf gave the first advice, I believe it was in a General Relief Society Broadcast, I have been trying to conciously be more creative and more compassionate. Hopefully I'm succeeding a little bit?