Are you Rockin’ it?

Should I fill this chair?

Should I fill this chair?

In former times, at my age it is societally acceptable to sit on the front porch in a rocking chair and watch the world pass by. However, I have been blessed with good health and sufficient energy to accomplish much more than merely sitting and rocking. A former prophet counseled, “We must not falter nor weary in well-doing. We must lengthen our stride. Not only is our own eternal welfare at stake, but also the eternal welfare of many of our brothers and sisters who are not now members of this, the true Church” (Spencer W. Kimball). The Lord told us: “It is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant…Men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness” (D&C 58:26-27). I want to live by this creed and will gratefully receive each new day with its opportunities to gladly work and serve. If I reach my hundredth year, maybe I’ll consider rocking on my porch for five minutes!

Make these part of your "to do" list

Make these part of your “to do” list

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