Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 195, July 17

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   E.B. White

I love this quote.  It reminds me that we must do both--save and savor the world.  Too frequently, I am content to let the world pass by.  I allow complacency and, I'm ashamed to admit, laziness to cause me to drift.  If I want to make the world a better place (save), I must do my part.  And if I want to enjoy that same world (savor), I must find the beauty and joy in the Father's creations.

Neither of these can or will be done if I neglect my role.  Heavenly Father did not send us to this earth to be passive onlookers.  He sent us here to be active participants.  I do not believe it is a coincidence that both these words--save and savor--sound so much like Savior, the ultimate example

This I know for sure:  we must both save and savor if we are to be like our Savior.

1 comment:

  1. Have you noticed those wonderful days when you get to save and savor together? It's like being granted a little piece of heaven.