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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Words of Comfort

Last month my ward's Relief Society held a birthday celebration where we gathered together as sisters to celebrate the worldwide sisterhood of Relief Society. It was a wonderful evening, and we were given glass mugs as a token to take home. They had plenty of mugs leftover so I grabbed 3 extras for my visiting teaching sisters.

I've had a few weeks to think about how to deliver the mugs to my sisters and rejected filling with them with food. I don't know about you, but chocolate is a weakness for me and I tend to use it to make up for tough days or other emotional turmoil. I don't want to perpetuate that weakness in my sisters, especially since so many of us struggle to turn from food when we need comfort.

Then I remembered what my mother did for me and my 5 brothers when we left to serve missions: she collected letters from all the members of the family and created a packet labeled "Cheerful letters for a gloomy day." It was the perfect salve for a battered missionary's heart when discouraged, overwhelmed or just plain exhausted from the work to crack open a letter from someone who loves me unconditionally and read words of encouragement. Some of the best advice for my mission came from those letters. They still bring me comfort.

I wanted to do the same things for my sisters. We all have days where we are down in the dumps for whatever reason; and even though it might not merit a call to your visiting teacher or friend to come over and hold your hand, you still need help.

So I gathered together some scriptures and quotes that comfort, inspire and remind us of our Savior's power to lighten our load. I made sure I included the source of each quote so if a sister decided that she wanted to read the rest of the talk she would know where to find it. I printed them off on bright, cheerful pages, and stuck them in the mugs. Voila, an easy go-to for a pick-me-up when I'm down.

Words of Comfort to soothe your soul

Sunshine to lighten your day!
Because I love you I want you to remember that Christ loves you and He is with you, even when I can't be there to hold your hand. Don't forget though, I will come running if you need me.

Here's a link to the quotes, a pdf version:


  1. AWESOME idea Sister Sarita! I love it! Keeping this!!

  2. Oh good! It was a fun little project that I really hope brightens anyone's gloomy day. :D