The mother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Lucy Mack Smith’s counsel to the first Relief Society sisters is more relevant today than ever before: "We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another and gain instruction, that we may all sit down in heaven together."
This counsel applies to all of us, whatever our circumstances, whatever our faith. Where would we be without family and friends to cherish us, to watch over us, to comfort us, to instruct us? Where would we be if we did not have that goal to "all sit down in heaven together?"
I know I would be truly lost without family and friends and, of course, the Lord. I would be wandering in a wilderness with no direction, no purpose, no reason to put one foot in front of the other.
Joy for today: cherishing one another, watching over one another, comforting one another.