Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer

Maren

Maren
I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WHEN YOU ARE OFFENDED

This is a quote by Brigham Young. I found it in something with no source, but I think it is powerful. Choosing not to be offended has to be the happiest, healthiest choice we can make.



"He who takes offense when no offense was intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense was intended is a greater fool. There are two courses of action to follow when one is bitten by a rattlesnake. One may, in anger, fear, or vengefulness, pursue the creature and kill it. Or he may make full haste to get the venom out of his system. If we pursue the latter course we will likely survive, but if we attempt to follow the former, we may not be around long enough to finish it."

1 comment:

Nana Mary said...

Learning not to take offense is a worthy goal. As we get closer to the Last Days, and the Saints continue to choose to live the gospel, I am sure we will receive more criticism and will have to grow thicker skins and not be offended so easily. It can definitely be easier said than done.