How did the week go? Did you realize you were in pride? Is anyone here without pride? Did you see envy, strife, contention?
Class member: I picked my daughter up from kindergarten she was going on about what each of the kids at the table were doing wrong. I said can you tell me one nice thing about each person at the table. I could hear in her voice she was smiling. I asked her to tell me how she was feeling before and how she is feeling now. She got the difference.
Class member: Your definition of gossip was good. I’ve thought a lot about your definition a lot this week. It’s changed my thought process when I’m talking to someone or how I’m thinking about that person. I told myself to stop and change my thought process.
Class member: I liked the checkpoint of the comparison where you start to hold yourself above others. I felt like I needed to learn to accept a compliment. I decided if my hair isn’t better than someone else’s then things are ok.
Heavenly Father didn’t create junk.
Class member: I read the talk about “The Tongue Can Be A Sword”. I know my kids have competition problems, but so did Lehi’s. It’s easy for me to tell them to go away from each other. I need to give them the skills to deal with it better. It was good to have those tools.
We never teach them how to learn the self discipline and the concept so they can change themselves.
Class member: The one example I thought of that didn’t have competition was Joseph Smith’s family. When he had these things they supported him. His parents didn’t say we all go to this church and this is what we do.
Mostly they did. In the beginning they all sat around the fire and talked in their family.
Class member: Back to the power of the tongue. I was thinking about how it is a powerful tool for lifting as well as bashing. I need to change the words to say positive things it changes my mood.
You have to change your thoughts first and then change your attitude.
Class member: When I was in college I had a roommate that when we started crossing the line with gossip she would say, “I love chicken!” I taught that to my kids on Sunday for FHE. They were laughing about it.
Class member: My oldest daughter was home from school. We read through the pride list and I shared with her some of the things to help with that. One of them is gratitude. We are staying in my parent’s home while they are on their mission. I backed into the garage door from the inside while it was closed. I was freaking out. I can’t get the garage door open. We finally get in my brother-in-law’s car and she says…”Speaking of gratitude…” We found things to be thankful for in this situation. We did find things to be thankful for even in that scenario.