From 10/7/2013:

I actually read this Sat evening while seated at the stake center waiting for Priesthood session to start.
It’s a small thing, but a powerful thing…it’s not a new thing, but worthy of reinforcing…
Latter-day Saints seek a life motivated by good thoughts, expressed in good works, and sustained by an inner peace and determination of righteous doing, taught Elder Delbert L. Stapley of the Quorum of the Twelve in his October 1974 general conference address:“The destiny we desire is an inheritance in the celestial mansions prepared by our Savior for the faithful of God’s children.

“We are not born into this world with fixed habits. Neither do we inherit a noble character. Instead, as children of God, we are given the privilege and opportunity of choosing which way of life we will follow—which habits we will form.

“Confucius said that the nature of men is always the same. It is their habits that separate them.

“Good habits are not acquired simply by making good resolves, though the thought must precede the action. Good habits are developed in the workshop of our daily lives. It is not in the great moments of test and trial that character is built. That is only when it is displayed. The habits that direct our lives and form our character are fashioned in the often uneventful, commonplace routine of life. They are acquired by practice.”


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