Friday, February 1, 2008

Examples



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.


First off, I loved watching this and this.

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.

9 comments:

taylor and laney said...

jess,

i need your phone number! just leave it on my blog. I'd love to chat.

Angie Sullivan said...

I can't help but believe that part of the reward for living such a good life, is getting to find out how that life touched others...your words along with everyone else's, I hope, somehow will be recited to President Hinckley and he will know how much we all loved him!

Leavitt Family said...

Thank you Jess, Andy and I enjoyed both clips. I am so so grateful for Pres Hinckley I am so happy for him and the joy he is experiencing, it is hard to think of a world without him in it. We were blessed to have him as long as we did. Love you all!

Juli said...

Great clips! I finally had a good cry and it felt great! I have come to love president Hinckley so dearly since he's the only prophet I have ever known during my years as a member.
Juli

Laraine said...

Jessica: Thanks for the post and the two clips. I had seen the Glenn Beck clip before. I enjoyed watching it again. (does he remind you a little of your cousin Scott?). I hadn't seen the BYU one before. I loved all the pictures of President and Sister Hinckley. They were certainly the model of a happy marriage. We are all so blessed to have them as examples in our lives. His funeral today was a fitting tribute for a wonderful life. We will miss him.

jessicanye said...

Hello, my name is also Jessica Nye, and I came across your blog by accident but I am amazed at the coincidences! Not only do we have the same name, but I am also LDS and live in Ohio (Dayton area for me) I am also a stay-at-home mom of 4 boys. I wonder if our husbands are related?

Nate and Jessica said...

Other Jessica Nye,
That's pretty crazy! I didn't find a link to your blog or anything, but who knows, maybe we are related!

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Anonymous said...

My name is also Jessica Nye and everytime I google my own name on the internet, I get your blog! Just wanted to say hi!