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What advice has stuck with you through the years? Share with LDS Living readers and get advice from well known Mormons, too.
Many of us have mottos we live our lives by and pieces of advice shared by others that have changed the way we think and act on a daily basis. Others have discovered the secret to success in some area of our lives. (One my mother taught me: 1 tsp salt per cup of rice and DO NOT remove the lid from the pot until after it's finished cooking no matter what – one of the best cooking tips I've ever received. I had friends in college beg me to know how I made something as boring and bleh as rice be so delicious.)
So we're curious to know – what's the best advice you've ever received? The one tip you would pass on to your posterity and the world, whether it's serious or humorous, practical or inspirational? We'll pick our favorites to run in the March/April issue of our magazine, alongside advice from LDS greats like Jon Heder, Julie B. Beck, Michael McLean, Jimmer Fredette, Elaine Dalton, and more.
Please send your 1-sentence to 1-paragraph advice with your full name and city/state (may be anonymous if topic is sensitive) to editor[at]ldsliving[dot]com. (E-mail the editor.)
Submissions may be edited slightly for grammar, clarity, or length before publication.
Check out this week's top stories in the Best of LDS Living for the week of December 29, 2012 through January 4, 2013.
Mormon culture is a feeding culture - body and spirit. In everything from blessing the refreshments to “nourish and strengthen our bodies,” to the expectation we have of some little snack after a meeting, food is firmly rooted in our meeting customs.
-Sometimes kids come to expect treats every week.-Sometimes kids leave the class they're meant to attend to go to a class with treats.-Sometimes non-treat-bringing teachers feel obligated to bring treats, or feel bad if they don't.-Some teachers might feel treats distract students from the doctrine (although this can be easily avoided).-Building managers dislike food in the Church building because it can encourage pests. I can’t find in the Handbook if it mentions anything about food in class. (If you know of it, please, leave a reference to it in the comments.)
Check out this week's top stories in the Best of LDS Living for the week of December 22 through 28, 2012.
Read about (and get top news coverage) on the big events of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its people in the year 2012. Scroll below graphic for coverage.
Check out more information on big events of the LDS Church and its people in 2012:
January 16, 2012
Jon Huntsman Jr. withdraws from the presidential race, ending the momentous occasion of two Mormons running for U.S. president.
Jon Huntsman wasn't in it for long, but he still had time for a few well-written articles to get out there: