I love this quote on sacrifice. It forces me to have a little bit of a paradigm shift on what many sacrifices actually are… and that is an investment in ourselves. I think President Hinckley is referring to the sacrifices we make when trying to live a Christ-like life (i.e. abstaining from certain activities, treating all with kindness even when it is not reciprocated, foregoing many worldly things, having high standards, etc.) but this really applies to so many aspects of life.
Is it a sacrifice to exercise and eat healthy every day?
Is it a sacrifice to spend your free time playing games with your kids?
Is it a sacrifice to put your phone down and show your spouse that they are a priority to you?
I feel like if we looked at these things as INVESTMENTS rather than sacrifices then they become practically effortless to do. As with pretty much everything in life, it’s all in how you look at it.
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, friends!
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