We hope that each of you had the chance to partake of the renewing power of General Conference. We were reminded many times of the roles we have as women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, visiting teachers, etc. Each of us has the opportunity to do much good in the lives of those we serve. May we take this opportunity to tell you Thank You for all that you do. As we have chances to visit you, we are constantly amazed at the love and work that is evident in your lives. You teach and inspire us. May we remind you of three key words that help us keep in mind the work of Relief Society. They are FAITH, FAMILY, and SERVICE. Sister Julie Beck, General Relief Society President, has reminded us of these three principles in her recent addresses.
Increased FAITH and personal righteousness – may we become more holy!
Strengthening home and FAMILY – love, teach, work, study, and pray together!
Look for ways to SERVE others – search outside yourself for opportunities to lift another.
These are important and critical ideas to consider and remember. May we conclude with the words of Sister Beck at our General Training meeting in late March – it is how we feel about you.
"We love you, we love you, we thank you. It isn't easy, but it is a rewarding and wonderful service that changes us, and our hearts are never the same once we've worked in this kind of work," Sister Beck said. "[The gospel] was restored by a prophet of God, Joseph Smith, who knew that there was a place for the sisters in this Church to build the kingdom as never before."
May you be blessed in this work you are doing here upon this earth. Please know of our love for each of you this beautiful spring season.
Love, Shannon, Lori, Sammy, and Jan
Tips for a Safe and Healthy Life
Take steps every day to live a safe and healthy life.
Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day.
Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, and fat.
Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy weight.
Be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles.
Help kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day. Include activities that raise their breathing and heart rates and that strengthen their muscles and bones.
Wear helmets, seat belts, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
Wash hands to stop the spread of germs.
Build safe and healthy relationships with family and friends.
Be ready for emergencies. Make a supply kit. Make a plan. Be informed.
Balance work, home, and play.
Get support from family and friends.
Take time to relax.
Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Make sure kids get more, based on their age.
Get help or counseling if needed.
Ask your doctor or nurse how you can lower your chances for health problems based on your lifestyle and personal and family health histories.
Find out what exams, tests, and shots you need and when to get them.
See your doctor or nurse as often as he or she says to do so. See him or her sooner if you feel sick, have pain, notice changes, or have problems with medicine.