Monday, August 24, 2009

It's That Time of Year

As a nod to the back-to-school season, here is one of my favorite quotes:

"My dear sisters, don't ever sell yourself short as a woman or a mother. ...Do not let the world define, denigrate, or limit your feelings of lifelong learning and the values of motherhood in the home- both here mortally and in the eternal learning and benefits you give to your children and to your companion.
"Lifelong learning is essential to the vitality of the human mind, body, and soul. It enhances self-worth and self-actuation. Lifelong learning is invigorating mentally and is a great defense against aging, depression, and self-doubt."

Elder Robert D. Hales ("The Journey of Lifelong Learning", in Brigham Young University 2008-2009 Speeches [2009], 2, 8-9)

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