Marjorie was a great woman that I was lucky enough to hear speak about 10 years ago. I remember laughing and crying all within the space of about 30 minutes. She was truly a great woman with so much wisdom to offer in a humorous loving way. She will always be one of my hero’s! I wanted to share a few of her quotes on this beautiful Sunday morning; the first being my favorite!
“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden.
I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
“We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are.”
“Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.”
“Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
“Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on higher ground than the enviroment surrounding them. Mother’s are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth.”
“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead”
“The grand and the simple. They are equally wonderful.”
“How did a nice girl like me get into a mess like this?”
“There are some years in our lives that we would not want to live again. But even these years will pass away, and the lessons learned will be a future blessing.”
Sis’s Hinckley’s advice to her grandaughter when she needed to know what to do about the fits her daughter was throwing. “Just save the relationship.”
Actually, Sister Hinckley DID NOT say or write this. A woman named NADINE HOBBY said this right before she passed away from cancer. She was quoted anonymously in LDS author Jack Christianson's book "What's So Bad About Being Good?" because she didn't want her name used. However, Bro Christianson gave me permission to use her name now and let her voice be heard. I have done research on this for a while to find the source since I used the quote in a talk in 1997. Pass it on and correct the error!