Life can be hard sometimes, and when those hard moments hit, it can be easy to get offended or angry or even say things we don’t really mean. Feeling peaceful or happy when bad things happen is definitely a challenge.
But if we take a step back, we realize that the Savior would always respond compassionately even in tough times. The Savior is meek, and He is the perfect example to everyone who has ever lived! Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has taught: “Meekness is vital for us to become more Christlike. Without it we won’t be able to develop other important virtues.”1
With that in mind, it’s easy to see that meekness is quite the powerful trait! One thing’s for sure: If we choose to be meek in our small and not-so-small choices each day, it brings us closer to being more like the Savior. He can then fill our lives with happiness, light, and goodness—even when we’re facing difficult trials. Meekness is truly a key to progressing and enjoying life to the fullest! As Doctrine and Covenants 19:23 teaches, “Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.”
On this tree, you will find different challenging scenarios. Think about how you would respond if you found yourself in one of these situations! Would you respond in the world’s way—Or the meek way?