Monday, April 8, 2013

Be the good

I found this quote a few weeks ago on Pinterest.  I haven't stopped thinking about it since.  It is so simple, but can be so profoundly meaningful in our lives.  Since graduating college and entering the workforce, my eyes have been opened to a world that I naively thought I would not have to encounter.  I knew it existed, but I was very content in ignoring it. I didn't grow up around bad language or dirty jokes, and I never thought that I would end up surrounded by it at work.  But with every job I've had, it's been there and it is so hard to shut out!  I will confess that I find myself slipping with a word or too at home.  I hate it!  And I know I'm better than that.

Being in nursing, I have also had to get used to being surrounded by illness and death.  I see firsthand how it can impact people's lives, the quality of life they live, and even their families. A few months ago I took care of a patient that was dying and saw my first code.  That patient did not make it either.  Growing up, everyone was pretty healthy, and I only attended one funeral before collage.  My great-grandfather died of pneumonia when I was 13.  He was 89.  Now, I see patients who have end stage renal disease and lose limbs before they are 50 because of smoking and poor health. Needless to say, sometimes ignorance truly is bliss.

It can be easy and depressing to get wrapped up in all of the terrible things in this world. That is why it is so important to believe and know that there is good in the world, and realize that we can be part of it by being good ourselves.  After watching General Conference this weekend, I feel even more renewed and resolved to do this myself.  How do we make it in this world?  Know who you are, be it, and be it well.  Not only can we stand in holy places, but we can make the place we stand a holy one just by being the good for this world.  I loved this quote that Sister Dalton shared:

You can get the free printable here!
I hope you all had a great weekend.  I know this week is going to be great.  I can just feel it!

Linking up with Molly and Carissa 


  1. Ignorance truly is bliss in a lot of situations, isn't it? I can't imagine being a really are so strong. But we need great people like you, that's for sure. Sis. Dalton's talk was one of my absolute favorites...and this quote is fantastic. I'm going to have to download that printable. thanks for sharing it!

  2. I saw that be the good pin too and have been totally thinking about it since! I love it!

  3. I am in love with that quote as well! General Conference was so good (as it always is) I always feel so refreshed after! Hope you have a lovely day!

    xoxo Jamie


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