Just Remember!

New Year.....New Word.

The word:


why remember???

"When you look in the dictionary for the most important word, do you know what it is? It could be remember. Because all of you have made covenants - you know what to do and you know how to do it - our greatest need is to remember. That is why everyone goes to sacrament meeting every Sabbath day - to take the sacrament and listen to the priests pray that 'they may always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them.' Remember is the word. Remember is the program."
Kimball, Spencer W. "Circles of Exaltation,"

Henry B. Eyring touched me in this conference talk.
They even made a video about it!

Oh how I need this word in more ways than you know!!!!

To illustrate, here are just a few of the things I would like to REMEMBER....

REMEMBER and write down how I have seen the hand of God in my life!!!!

REMEMBER to pray in the morning too!

REMEMBER to take time to have fun! It's worth the effort it takes to get 3 kids loaded in the car!

REMEMBER to change over the laundry before it smells like a dead cat!

REMEMBER to put on deodorant. (i've got issues, i know.)

REMEMBER to listen to this song by jon schmidt....it just makes me feel soooooo good!

REMEMBER that my family likes to wear clean clothing.

REMEMBER that having exercised ALWAYS feels wonderful!

REMEMBER that the most precious things in life aren't things.

REMEMBER to do nice things for Patrick and tell him how wonderful he is!

REMEMBER that "the desire for having more than we need comes at a high price!"

REMEMBER that "the richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least."

REMEMBER to stay calm when the ninos are making me feel erratic! (Repeat with me..."anger and frustration lead to misbehavior!!!")

REMEMBER to drink enough water! (I'm getting up right now to drink some..)

REMEMBER to water the house plants.
REMEMBER to get off the computer in a timely manner......or else!!!

REMEMBER to plan my nursery lesson before nursery starts!

REMEMBER to get to church earlier and less frantic like....the padded seats are comfier too!

REMEMBER to follow a budget (i'm going to start a cash budget i think...anyone do this?)

REMEMBER to hug/snuggle = huggle with the kids every day!

REMEMBER how much better I feel when I eat only healthy food.

REMEMBER people's birthdays.

REMEMBER that children grow up and will be gone one day...and I will one day miss all of the nasty finger prints on my walls.

REMEMBER to feed the beta fish...and the children.

REMEMBER that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

REMEMBER to read the Book of Mormon before breakfast.....and when I remember to read it, it will remind me to remember since 'Remember', is used 136 times in the BofM! 

REMEMBER to write down promptings.

REMEMBER to "see afar off."

REMEMBER to say I love you!

REMEMBER to put God first.

So....this year there are no resolutions to break just one word to REMEMBER!

What do you need to remember????

p.s. i remembered that i love this scripture:
Heleman 5:12
  12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the arock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your bfoundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty cstorm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.


Amy Joy said...

That was really good. I can't sleep and seem to remember too much as my head hits the pillow. Seeing that sweet picture of you holding your three babies made me cry. I will add to remember how beautiful you are!

Jill said...

I always find something(or 50 things) I can relate to here Julie. And I want to go cash too! I'm wondering if I can really do it. And what to take out, should I make lots of little subaccounts, envelopes etc.? Can't wait to here how it works for you.

Chels said...

beautifully said... I think I want to read your REMEMBER post weekly.

Stacie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Jon Schmidt video!

Thanks for the great things to remember!

Amanda Warren said...

Julie, I loved this post. I myself need to remember to put on deoderant too (I got a good laugh at that!). What a wonderful mom and person you are!

Salena said...

Thanks Julie. Love you.

Anonymous said...

I won't forget this lovely reminder! I loved it all...and yes, there are so many things to remember...if only I could remember them all! :) I too love Jon Schmidt songs. You are loved! xoxo, katrina

Jessica said...

what a wonderful reminder :) thanks for how beautifully you put it! I know I need to "remember" more.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you never cease to amaze me, My Sweet Julie!!! That was fabulous! I see that you live the sermons you teach and that is one reason I'm so grateful to be your mom and wish I had been more like you! I love you My Sweet Julie!!
Love, MOM

Becky said...

That was such a nice post Julie. You should turn it into a photo book on Shutterfly or something, then you can REMEMBER forever!

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

Julie, this post helped me to remember why i LOVE reading your blog! I too will read this every week. Do you mind if I link it. This needs to be shared!!

i said...

awe. so many kind comments, i wanted to REMEMBER to say thank you! jill. i've found a glitch in the cash budget: i should bring ONLY cash into the store when i shop or....

good idea becky. i never thought of making a post of an individual post. :)

of course you can link it larae!

Audrey Taylor said...

Wow, I really liked this post. It felt good to hear the music and read the uplifting thoughts. So glad to know you Julie :>

Mary said...

I'm relating. Loved this post!