I love the first weekend in October.
Well, because I get to spend time with my family, cuddle up on the couch for 4 hours on both Saturday and Sunday and watch General Conference.
It's such a great time to learn, strengthen my testimony, set goals, find answers to prayers, feel inspired, be uplifted, and feel the love the Savior and Heavenly Father have for me personally and for my family.
It truly is amazing.
Plus, who wouldn't want to cuddle up with this guy all day?
Last weekend was the General Relief Society Meeting, where messages were shared for the women of the church.
I want to share one of my favorite quotes from an amazing talk given by an inspired man, President Uchtdorf. He said:
"First, forget not to be patient with yourself. I want to tell you something that I hope you will take in the right way: God is fully aware that you and I are not perfect. Let me add: God is also fully aware that the people you think are perfect are not. And yet we spend so much time and energy comparing ourselves to others—usually comparing our weaknesses to their strengths. This drives us to create expectations for ourselves that are impossible to meet. As a result, we never celebrate our good efforts because they seem to be less than what someone else does. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. It’s wonderful that you have strengths. And it is part of your mortal experience that you do have weaknesses."
Seriously, if you missed the talk, go read it here now. Even if you aren't a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I would encourage you to read this talk. Many parts of it are applicable to all women, even those that don't share the same beliefs as me. It teaches much about loving and accepting yourself as you are, weaknesses included. It has such a great overall message.