FAB Friday

 I just wanted to refresh everyone's memory on FAB Friday and what it's all about. I hope to get this meme going a little, and want to explain a little more of what it's all about. Every Friday I've been featuring someone who's inspired me in some way, but I want you to know that the whole idea here is to feature a person, living or not, movie, tv show, book, place, blog, friend, family member, product, quote, ect, that INSPIRES you! Here is the button you can grab to add to your post if you'd like to play along. And don't forget to link up your blog posts here at the bottom. I will be sure and visit each and everyone of you!!!!





So to mix things up a bit, I would like to feature one of my FAVORITE and most inspiring books ever!!!  Standing For Something by Gordon B. Hinckley. This book was the first book I read when I began my mission preparation. Every word from this book spoke to me in a way I can't even describe. It seemed to be just what I needed at the time. I have not read the book again since, but as I was thinking about a book that most inspires me, this is the one that came to mind. So I searched through my small library of books and found it on the shelf, still good as new. I opened it up and began skimming through, trying to remember the lines that most stood out to me at the time. It's funny how books are. It seems that when you let some time pass, it becomes a whole new book with so much more inspiration you never noticed before. I would like to share with you a part of this book that really stood out to me NOW, in my current stage of life, a mom, craving education and inspiration more than ever.

"Reduced to its simplest definition, education is the training of the mind and the body. Education is the great conversion process under which abstract knowledge becomes useful and productive activity. It is something that need never stop. No matter how old we become, we can acquire knowledge and use it. We can gather wisdom and profit from it. We can grow and progress and improve and, in the process, strengthen the lives of those within our circle of influence. We can enrich our lives dramatically through the miracle of reading and exposure to the arts. The older I grow, the more I enjoy the words of thoughtful writers, ancient and modern. I savor that which they have learned and processed and recorded for others to read."

Don't forget to enter my giveaway, I'm going to keep it going for another week to make sure everyone has had a chance to win the anti age or acne clearing kit.

8 comments:

Katie's Dailies said...

Sounds like a thoughtful and interesting book. Will have to look into it sometime!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I love these types of books- love them! I am off to see amazon on it!

Kinsey Michaels said...

Crystal I am so glad you stopped over to visit my blog, thank you so much for following! This fab Fridays is a great idea. I may have to recommend that book to my Mom and my sister, thanks for sharing! :)

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Sounds like a great read. We are never to old to learn. Actually, when we lose the desire to learn what is left?

Lindsay said...

I LOVE this book! It is one of my favorites too. Love the FAB Friday idea :)

Verena said...

I love this Book of Gordon B.Hinckley! Thanks for sharing some of his thoughts here.
Hug´s,
Verena

cheri said...

hey crystal, thanks for stopping by my blog.

following you back :)

oh, i hope to find this book at a local bookstore here in manila. sounds like an educational read. thanks for sharing :)

paige said...

That sounds like a good book. I always need some inspiration!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll be back to yours, too.

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