Vision

“The Savior will help you see and understand the vision He has for you.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “Press Forward and Be Steadfast,” General Conference, April 2003)

“Your vision of your future will help you press forward. Take a few minutes to envision where you want to be in one year or two or five. Then take action to prepare yourselves. People don’t just run a marathon when they decide to do it. They must train daily, slowly building stamina and endurance to run the 26.2-mile distance. So it is with life. It is daily diligence with prayer and scripture study that will help you reach your goals. Your daily decisions will influence generations.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “Press Forward and Be Steadfast,” General Conference, April 2003)

Resentment

“A woman I know was struggling with anger toward someone who had hurt her and her family. Though she told her children not to become embittered and resentful, she fought those feelings herself. After weeks of entreating her Father in Heaven, she finally felt a change. She related: ‘One day, in the midst of my nearly constant prayers, the healing came. I felt a physical sensation spread through my body. After, I felt a sense of security and peace. I knew that regardless of what happened, my family and I would be all right. The anger left me and so did my desire for retaliation.’ The living water is the gospel of Jesus Christ; its communicator is the Holy Ghost. My friend knew what was right. She had said the appropriate words to her family. But only when she humbled herself enough to drink of the water—to feel the Holy Spirit—could she begin to heal.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Blessed by Living Water,” General Conference, April 2003)

Gender roles

“Women do possess distinctive, divine gifts and are given unique responsibilities, but those are not more—or less—important than men’s gifts and responsibilities. All are designed and needed to bring about Heavenly Father’s divine plan to give each of His children the best opportunity to fulfill his or her divine potential.” (Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President, “United in Accomplishing God’s Work,” General Conference, April 2020)

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)