Although some days you look at your to-do list and feel frustrated that you didn’t get as much done as you had hoped, take heart that you made more difference than you realized.
The Mormon Message “You Never Know” is a good reminder that the most important things you do were probably never on that list to begin with. Throughout the video, a mother with a busy schedule faces the unexpected needs of those around her. From her young son, to her sister, to her neighbor, everyone around her seems to be having a crisis, and she sets aside her own to-do list to help them. By the end of the day, she is frustrated that she hasn’t completed her to-do list, and she faces the disappointment of ruined plans.
At the beginning of the day this mother had prayed with her family, “Please help us to get done all the things that we need to do today.” Her family prays together again before bed, and her son’s prayer changes her perspective: “Thank thee that we could get all the things done that you needed us to do today.”
At the end of the day, you can be satisfied with your efforts—no matter the state of your to-do list—if you focus on what you have done to serve Heavenly Father and his children. As President Gordon B. Hinckley reminds us, “You never know how much good you do.”
Watch the video and see how this mother’s efforts made more of a difference in the lives of those around her than she even realized.
Source: Mormon Channel
—Alicia Stanton, Mormon Insights Contributor
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Find more insights
Read or watch the talk “To the Women of the Church,” by President Gordon B. Hinckley that inspired this Mormon Message.
Be reminded of what matters most by reading or watching President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk “Of Things that Matter Most” about simplifying our lives.
This a really good reminder! It’s so easy to feel discouraged in our busy lives.