One of the speakers gave a talk that I absolutely LOVED because it was so true- and it was too good not to share. He used the 5 petals of a forget-me-not to represent 5 things that we should never forget (and I illustrated them for you):
- Forget not to be patient with yourself: everyone has strengths and weaknesses—that no one is perfect, even those who may seem so.
- Forget not the difference between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice: an acceptable sacrifice is giving up “something good for something of far greater worth.” He suggested asking, “Am I committing my time and energies to the things that matter most?” in order to distinguish between good and foolish sacrifices.
- Forget not to be happy now: if we spend our days waiting for fabulous roses, we could miss the beauty and wonder of the tiny forget-me-nots that are all around us.”
- Forget not the “why” of the gospel: in the routines of daily life, the vital aspects of the gospel of Jesus Christ are unintentionally overlooked. “We sometimes see the gospel as a long list of tasks that we must add to our already impossibly long “to do” lists. We focus on what the Lord wants us to do and how we might do it, but we sometimes forget why.”
- Forget not that the Lord loves you: “Just think of it: You are known and remembered by the most majestic, powerful, and glorious being in the universe! You are loved by the King of infinite space and everlasting time.” Which is a pretty cool deal.