kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

15 September 2009

tuesday at eleven

I started my day today with what is quite possibly the greatest way to start your day.

I was in the presence of, and had the privilege of listening to President Thomas S. Monson, prophet, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Favorite story from his address today:
President Monson told a story about a man who came to himself and, then, President Spencer W. Kimball with a complaint. This man was angry about where his son had been called to serve a mission {the New England area} and insisted they change his son's mission call to somewhere else. Even though President Kimball and, then, Elder Monson told the man that his son had been called by apostles of the Lord, which is the same as being called by the Lord Himself, the man continued his belligerent request to have his son's call changed. When the whole encounter was over, and the son's call was not changed, President Monson remarked that President Kimball turned to him and said "Aren't some parents unusual?" Then President Monson got a big smirk on his face, chuckled, and said to us, "Those aren't the words I would have used, but he wasn't in the Navy like I was".


Karen said...

That's a great story! And a great lesson about callings from the Lord. I needed to hear this tonight. *Ask me later...*

lotusgirl said...

Heehee! again! Thanks for the laughs this morning. That's not the way I'd have put it either. I so love Pres. Kimball. And Pres. Monson.