A sister in our ward recently shared a quote with the congregation: "We (on this earth) are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience."
As we navigate this mortal sphere, some of us (me included) lose our way. We fail to remember our spiritual roots, that we existed as spirits before we came to this earth. Because we do not remember that time, it is easy to forget that all-important spirit, that part of us that is eternal.
If I think of myself as a spirit (or intelligence) that always existed, I would probably conduct myself differently. I would spend less time worrying over the things of this world and concentrate more on the things that have eternal significance. What are they? Growing closer to the Lord. Nurturing relationships. Developing inner strength.
Joy for today: remembering my spiritual roots.