After a lot of consideration, I decided to start an Instagram account for LDS Printables. I have seen the power of using social media to bring others to Christ, and I feel as though you and I could share our testimonies with (potentially) millions through Instagram. As I get my account going, I'll be posting lots of previously created printables, as well as the new printables that I'll be adding to the blog. This is a great missionary opportunity for us! So, come follow me @ldsprintables and help me to spread the gospel! Feel free to follow, like, share, and give me feedback. I'm still so new to the Instagram world... (and I'm learning about hashtags– #majorlyconfusing #oramIjustoutoftheloop )
Anyway, on with the good stuff!
Today's free printable is a quote that I absolutely adore. It comes from a speech by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and it says, "True love blooms when we care about another person more than we care about ourselves." (Read the speech here.)
Oh, how true this statement is! I have been learning this the hard way. My husband and I recently had a "discussion" in which we came to the realization that we don't always respect and honor each other. We tried to break down this truth so we could get to the very center, and it came down to the simple fact that we are both prideful and selfish. Even though we are madly in love, we sometimes miss out on true love because we are being selfish. He and I immediately set a goal to improve. We want to honor, respect, and adore each other unconditionally and forever.
As part of our goal, we decided to seek to care about the other person's needs more than our own. It is proving to be difficult, as my "natural man" comes out more than I care to admit, but we have already reaped great benefits from our efforts. I love my husband more today than I did a few weeks ago, and that love continues to grow each day. I love my children more as I seek to be less selfish and self-centered. In return, my husband has loved me more and we have served each other in a greater capacity. My children seem pleased with the extra attention and care that they are receiving, as well.
It's a win-win. We serve others unselfishly, and they serve us unselfishly; we develop true love for one another, and that love grows stronger daily. I like it.
I'm so grateful for the teachings of Christ that are taught to us by the Master and His servants. I'm grateful for living prophets and apostles on the earth who enlighten us and encourage us.
How can you this quote help your love to bloom with someone in your life?