“I’ve Done Something Right!” Ensign, Apr. 1981, 65
Feeling we haven’t done all we should is a common cause of frustration among Mormons. A woman who isn’t keeping up with the laundry, let alone keeping a journal, may truly feel she’s a failure. But we all need to remind ourselves that perfection is a process.
What’s really needed is more emphasis on the positive. I can say to myself at the end of a long day, “Yes, I’ve yelled at the kids more than once today, and I still didn’t get the bench painted or my scriptures read. But I’ve also swept the floor (six times), helped a son with a Cub Scout project, told a child I was proud of her, and taken time to listen to my husband.
“I’m trying; and for all my small sins of commission and omission, I’ve shown some compassion, made a little progress, accomplished some small task. I’ve done something right!” Laurie Williams Sowby, American Fork, Utah