Last week in Relief Society (the women's organization of the Mormon Church), the president spoke about the moral force of women. She based her remarks on a talk given at General Conference of two weeks ago.
Women have always been a force for good. Whether in the home, the church, the community, the workplace, the schools, women act from their nature to nurture. I am fortunate enough to have many such women in my life.
There is my daughter Alanna who serves on the board of a victims' advocacy program. There is a writer friend who makes dolls and doll clothes to give to little girls at Christmas who may receive nothing else. There is another friend, whose children are long since grown, who reads to preschool children weekly. And yet other friends who have worked tirelessly to help members of the community clean up after the floods of last month.
So, for today, I am grateful for the moral force of women.