“A selfless person is one who is more concerned about the happiness and well-being of another than about his or her own convenience or comfort, one who is willing to serve another when it is neither sought for nor appreciated, or one who is willing to serve even those whom he or she dislikes.
A selfless person displays a willingness to sacrifice, a willingness to purge from his or her mind and heart personal wants, and needs, and feelings. Instead of reaching for and requiring praise and recognition for himself, or gratification of his or her own wants, the selfless person will meet these very human needs for others. ”
–H. Burke Peterson
What a great lesson to learn today, team Living and Giving. You need
to think about how you can think about others.
We all have a tendency to think about our lives, our pathway, our job,
our marriage, our date, our dog, our, our, OUR!
Get off yourself and on to serving others. You will feel an
indescribable joy, and, relief! Life is not just about you. Start
living… for others.
I love you,
H. Burke Peterson was an authority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the author of “A Glimpse of Glory”. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. In World War II, he fought with the American Navy in the Pacific theatre. After the war, he attended the University of Arizona and went on to receive his masters at the Utah State Agricultural College. Throughout his time serving in the church, he was published in The Ensign of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the official periodical of the Church, numerous times. He was married to Brookie Carden in 1947, and they had five daughters.