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Quote of the Day: Jeffrey R. Holland

Think the Best

Elder Holland will be speaking this weekend during the semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. I’ll be watching at home in 1080p. Will you be tuning in?

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted. Quote above from talk titled How Do I Love Thee? from a BYU devotional dated 15 February, 2000.

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On Gratitude: Gordon B. Hinckley

English: Photo of , an American religious lead...

English: Photo of , an American religious leader and author who served as the 15th President of (LDS Church). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“[We] should be grateful. And we ought to express our gratitude daily in countless ways—to each other, to our parents and other family members who have contributed so dramatically to our lives, to friends who have given us the benefit of the doubt again and again, to colleagues and associates who motivate and inspire us to reach higher and do better, to prudent leaders who serve selflessly, and particularly, to a Higher Power from Whom all ultimate blessings and goodness flow.”

— Gordon B. Hinckley in Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium 2012

Tilt Shift Dodger Stadium

Last week I was able to share one of my favorite traditions with my kids—Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium!

Growing up in the burbs outside Los Angeles, I anxiously looked forward to Mormon Night with the Dodgers each year.

Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium Wristband

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization for decades to hold this annual event for members of the church from all over Southern California and elsewhere.

President Dieter Uchtdorf from the church’s First Presidency threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Dodger Dog

We ate Dodger Dogs, popcorn, peanuts and everything else you’re supposed to eat at a ball game.

We were rewarded for not skipping out during the Seventh Inning Stretch (a peculiar Dodger Stadium ritual) with a Linkin Park fireworks show. LP frontman, Mike Shinoda, was in attendance as well.

Watching the Dodgers Lose

Even though the Dodgers suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the New York Mets, a great time was had by all.

What traditions from your childhood have you passed on to your kids? Sound off in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Simple Motivational Wallpaper for 2012

Last year I created three simple motivational wallpapers for myself and decided to share them with you. As it proved to be one of my more popular post last year I wanted to do it again.

The three images below each occupy one of my Mac OS X Spaces. They inspire me to continue learning—something new every day, to act on what I learn so that knowledge becomes wisdom, and then to share that wisdom with you so that we all can benefit.

Learn

Learn - CCComicrazy - 1920
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Act

Act - CCComicrazy - 1920
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Share

Share - CCComicrazy - 1920
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All images are were made with widescreen displays (resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixles) in mind and were designed in Pixelmator using the Comicrazy front.

You can download the full set, including alternative resolutions and/or in good ol’ Helvetica from my Learn, Act, Share flickr set.

Some of you might recognize these quotes from their original source. Regardless of whether you do or not, these wallpapers can help motivate you to make the most out of 2012.

Did you find these wallpapers helpful? What image(s) are you using to motivate you in 2012? Sound off in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Why I Wear Two Rings

I’m no “Disco Stu”.

Disco Stu (Series 9)

Photo by BurningAstronaut

What I’m trying to say is that as a general rule I’m not a fan of male jewelry—no bracelets, no necklaces, no earrings. I do, however, wear two rings.

One I wear for obvious reasons, it’s a symbol of eternal love and devotion to my spouse. Why I wear the other ring is one of the most frequent questions I am asked. I wear it for symbolic reasons as well.

My other ring is a CTR ring. CTR is an acronym for “Choose The Right”, as such it is a constant reminder to me to do the right thing—no matter the consequences.

CTR Ring

Ring available from Deseret Book

It is common for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) to give these rings to our children when they are preparing for baptism.

A CTR ring is a common symbol of the Church. I...

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I always loved wearing my CTR ring as a child. Even now that I’m an adult this small symbol helps remind me to make good decisions.

Symbols are a powerful teaching tool. What symbols do you see or use in your life? How do they help you live your life? Sound off in the comments below.