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)

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)

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)