I knew there would be lots of blogs about President Hinckley after his passing...and several times I almost posted one, but opted to just enjoy reading everyone else's. But there are just a couple thoughts that continue to come into my mind regarding him, his wife, and his life that I just have to write about. I feel way too strongly about it not to.
So here's what I'm feeling. I have never met Gordon B. Hinckley or his wife. But they both have literally changed my life. What is it about them that leaves all of us blogging, reminiscing, and remembering? They were good, kind, happy, righteous people. And we are all attracted to that and striving for that. I want to be like them. But I'm not. I will keep working on it though. There are so many days that I am disappointed because I know I could have done better that day...it's not a depressing, self deprecating feeling. It's just a reminder that I can be better and there are people who have set amazing examples for me. To be generous, thoughtful, joyful, nice, to give compliments, to be patient...these are the things that Pres. Hinckley and Sis. Hinckley taught me and I feel very deeply that these qualities bring happiness in life. And how can I give enough thanks to someone for teaching me what brings happiness??? Anyway, I feel like I'm doing a really crummy job expressing myself, but I'm so thankful for the examples of these two. They have changed many, many lives.