"The efforts of these days will not have been in vain"

Probably one of my favorite quotes of all time is this one from Gordon B. Hinckley:
Gordon B. Hinckley
"Resolutions are easily made and easily forgotten. But, in a year from now, if we are doing better than we have done in the past, then the efforts of these days will not have been in vain." 
To me, this quote means that I don't have to be perfect, I just have to keep trying to improve. It means that even if I'm taking a step backward now and then, I can still celebrate my steps forward. The full context of the quote is here.

Today I'm recommitting, resolving once again, to become a better person. One way that I would like to do this is to spend more time out of doors. Another way I'd like to do this is to get a little more exercise. So I think I'll start taking some walks. Let's say three 20-minute walks each week. I live in a very walkable area, but I forget to walk, because the last place we lived was so very unwalkable. Probably also because of winter. I think if I set the goal of walking 3x/week for the month of March, I'll get back into a walking groove.

What do you think of the quote? And are you making any resolutions right now? I'd love to hear. Leave a comment, below.


  1. I started a walking goal two weeks ago. I was going to walk home from school three times a week. Then I got sick. If you are walking, then I will try again. =)

    1. I am! Jubilee and I walked today. Let's do it! :D


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