Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


  • "Love is expressed in many recognizable ways: a smile, a wave, a kind comment, a compliment. Other expressions may be more subtle, such as showing interest in another’s activities, teaching a principle with kindness and patience, visiting one who is ill or homebound. These words and actions and many others can communicate love."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Love—the Essence of the Gospel"
    Topics: Love

  • "President Henry B. Eyring has said, “It is the Holy Ghost that testifies of the reality of God and allows us to feel the joy of His love.” We need to accept His love, love ourselves, and love others. Remember that every soul on this earth is also a child of God. We must treat each other with the love and kindness befitting a child of God."

    —Barbara Thompson, "Mind the Gap"
    Topics: Love

  • "President Hinckley said: “Love can make the difference—love generously given in childhood and reaching through the awkward years of youth … and encouragement that is quick to compliment and slow to criticize” (“Bring Up a Child in the Way He Should Go,” Ensign, Nov. 1993, 60). Sometimes discipline, which means “to teach,” is confused with criticism. Children—as well as people of all ages—improve behavior from love and encouragement more than from fault-finding."

    —Susan W. Tanner, "Did I Tell You ... ?"
    Topics: Love

  • "Love is of the very essence of life. It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Yet it is more than the end of the rainbow. Love is at the beginning also, and from it springs the beauty that arches across the sky on a stormy day. Love is the security for which children weep, the yearning of youth, the adhesive that binds marriage, and the lubricant that prevents devastating friction in the home; it is the peace of old age, the sunlight of hope shining through death. How rich are those who enjoy it in their associations with family, friends, church, and neighbors."

    —Gordon B. Hinckley, "And the Greatest of These Is Love", Ensign, March 1984
    Topics: Love

  • "As daughters of God we are each unique and different in our circumstances and experiences. And yet our part matters—because we matter."

    —Elaine S. Dalton, "We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father", Liahona, May 2013
    Topics: Love

  • "You should express regularly to your wife and children your reverence and respect for her. Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

    —Howard W. Hunter, "Being a Righteous Husband and Father"
    Topics: Mothers, Love

  • "In a dating and courtship relationship, I would not have you spend five minutes with someone who belittles you, who is constantly critical of you, who is cruel at your expense and may even call it humor. Life is tough enough..."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "How Do I Love Thee?"
    Topics: Love

  • "We should love all people, be good listeners, and show concern for their sincere beliefs. Though we may disagree, we should not be disagreeable. Our stands and communications on controversial topics should not be contentious. We should be wise in explaining and pursuing our positions and in exercising our influence."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Loving Others and Living with Differences"
    Topics: Discipleship, Love, Peace

  • "Only when we see through Heavenly Father’s eyes can we be filled with the pure love of Christ.—Dale G. Renlund"

    —Dale G. Renlund, "Through God's Eyes"
    Topics: Love

  • "We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey. Likewise, we cannot fully love our fellowmen if we do not love God, the Father of us all."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Love--the Essence of the Gospel"
    Topics: Love