Diligence and persistence and enduring

“We each must find and finish our own story, but how much sweeter the telling when encouragement is called out, when arriving at our destination is valued and celebrated, however long ago the journey commenced.” (Gayle M. Clegg, Primary General Presidency, “The Finished Story,” General Conference, April 2004)

“With the Lord, nothing is impossible (see Luke 1:37), but we each have to finish our own story. He sends His Spirit, we call out encouragement to each other, but we have to keep writing, keep walking, keep serving and accepting new challenges to the end of our own story.” (Gayle M. Clegg, Primary General Presidency, “The Finished Story,” General Conference, April 2004)

Patience

“Don’t become weary in doing good. If we are patient, we can experience the change of heart we seek.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Out of Small Things,” General Conference, October 2004)

“While it may be true in some instances that our promised blessings will be fulfilled only in the eternities, it is also true that as we search, pray, and believe, we will often recognize things working together for our good in this life.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good,” General Conference, April 2004)

Callings

“Magnifying our callings does not mean staying up all night preparing handouts and elaborate table decorations. It does not mean that each time we do our visiting teaching we have to take something to our sisters. Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. Let’s simplify. The message of a good lesson comes through spiritual preparation. Let’s put our focus on the principles of the gospel.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Out of Small Things,” General Conference, October 2004)

“When we are called to serve, we are not offered a release date. Our lives are our service.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Out of Small Things,” General Conference, October 2004)

“I do not know why I was called, but I do know that I was called.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Feel the Love of the Lord,” General Conference, October 2003)

Leaders

“Be supportive of our Relief Society presidencies and teachers—let them learn on our time (just as we will learn on theirs). Forgive more and judge less.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Belonging Is Our Sacred Birthright,” General Conference, October 2004)

Repetition

“Don’t be too hard on your parents and leaders when we repeat ourselves. The Lord had Moroni teach a young prophet through repetition. Repetition ingrains gospel principles in our minds and hearts.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “Glad Tidings from Cumorah,” General Conference, April 2005)

Friendship

“The Lord has touched my spirit time and again, and more often than not, His touch has reached me through the hand of a friend.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “What Greater Goodness Can We Know: Christlike Friends,” General Conference, April 2005)

“We each must find and finish our own story, but how much sweeter the telling when encouragement is called out, when arriving at our destination is valued and celebrated, however long ago the journey commenced.” (Gayle M. Clegg, Primary General Presidency, “The Finished Story,” General Conference, April 2004)

Forgiveness

“Being willing to forgive ourselves and others becomes an integral part of our ability to have the love of the Lord in our lives and to do His work.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “That We May All Sit Down in Heaven Together,” General Conference, October 2005)

Patriarchal blessings

“One of the ways we can come to understand the divinely appointed mission the Lord has for us is through our patriarchal blessings. These are very specific and individual messages we can each receive by the power of the priesthood.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “Daughters of Heavenly Father,” General Conference, April 2007)

“You can learn more about your life and mission on earth and the light that is in you by preparing to receive and then studying your patriarchal blessing.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “You Have a Noble Birthright,” General Conference, April 2006)

“Sometimes people wait longer than is needed to receive their blessing, thinking that they need to qualify for it in some special way. If you can qualify to receive a recommend to do baptisms at the temple, then you should be able to qualify for a patriarchal blessing.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “You Have a Noble Birthright,” General Conference, April 2006)