Really Living

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 “I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

This attitude is so refreshingly different from the push we all feel to succeed superficially.  Something tells me that Marjorie got it right.  If we want to be fulfilled in life, if we really want to live, we don’t need anything fancy, just a willing heart.

Have you known a person like this?  We’d love to hear about it.

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