Recently, I visited a good friend in the hospital. She is elderly and having numerous health problems. As my companion and I came into the room, she was awake and sitting up and we began to talk. She is the type of person who, in her earlier life, was outspoken and powerful, but at the same time has very tender feelings and has suffered much. She is kind-hearted and thoughtful and she trusts God.
Or, in others' words,
"[The Holy Spirit] quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections, and adapts them, by the gift of wisdom, to their lawful use. It inspires, develops, cultivates and matures all the fine-toned sympathies, joys, tastes, kindred feelings and affections of our nature. It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness, and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features. It tends to health, vigor, animation and social feeling. It develops and invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, invigorates, and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being."
-Parly P. Pratt
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The time has come for me to share one of my all-time favorite quotes.