Rudd family mantra, from Elder Glen L. Rudd to his family members
My wonderful father-in-law, Elder Glen L. Rudd, had personal cards made for each of his family members that contained the following inspiring advice:
• As a member of the Rudd family, I will remember, do, and stand for the following —
. · PRAYER – personal, family, daily
. · TITHING – 100%, along with a generous fast offering
. · TEMPLE RECOMMEND – never without and use it often
. · HONEST – to myself and to all others
. · SUSTAIN – my spouse, my parents, my church leaders
. · SERVE – the Church, my family, myself, and others
. · READ – the scriptures, good books, only good stuff!
. · WORK – with pleasure, being grateful to have work to do
. · THINK – of happiness and cleanliness, thinking of these constantly
. · FAITH – it is a gift from God, earn my abundant share
• In the Rudd family —
. · Four things we will do every day:
. 1) PRAYER – personal and family
. 2) SCRIPTURES – personal and family
. 3) WORK – be known as a hard worker, be a good employee or employer
. 4) SERVE and GIVE – family, the Church, and others
. · Four things we will do every week:
. 1) Attend Sacrament, priesthood, and other church meetings
. 2) Hold Family Home Evening every Monday
. 3) Priesthood work night – ministering visits, missionary work, visit the sick
. 4) Go on a date with my spouse
. · Four things we will do every month:
. 1) Pay a full tithing
. 2) Fast and pay a generous fast offering
. 3) Set familiy goals
. 4) Share a yearly newsletter with family members
. · As members of the Rudd family, we will strive to feed the FOUR HUNGERS that all people have:
. 1) To be LOVED
. 2) To be APPRECIATED
. 3) To be UNDERSTOOD
. 4) To be TRUSTED
• Questions that we should ask ourselves on a regular basis:
. · How do I treat my spouse?
. · How good is my example to my children?
. · Do I tell others of my spouse’s faults?
. · Do I smile and laugh often?
. · Do I strive to improve my sense of humor?
. · Do I take myself too seriously?
. · Am I appreciative and grateful?
. · Do I express my appreciation often?
. · Do I take offense when no offense was intended?
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