Monday, March 8, 2010

Great Thoughts

Here I again, ripping off from another blog, kind of. Julie B. Beck is a wonderful women who has led the women of our church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, beautifully and with wisdom through inspiration from our loving Heavenly Father. This was posted on "Safely Gathered In" , a blog well worth your time to check out on a regular basis.

“ ‘Self-reliance means using all of our blessings from Heavenly Father to care for ourselves and our families and to find solutions for our own problems.’ Each of us has a responsibility to try to avoid problems before they happen and to learn to overcome challenges when they occur. …

“How do we become self-reliant? We become self-reliant through obtaining sufficient knowledge, education, and literacy; by managing money and resources wisely, being spiritually strong, preparing for emergencies and eventualities; and by having physical health and social and emotional well-being.”

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president.

I would like to add, it is important to gain this knowledge by opening our minds to the many sources around us. Too often we find someone who is an expert and want to just rely on them to teach us or do the planning for us. That is such a mistake. With the internet so full of so much information, we can be very blessed to plan for our families needs wisely. Prayerfully planning for our individual family's needs will assure us that we have addressed the project in the best way and maybe even prepare of needs that we are not aware of coming in the future.