1.31.2008

Good Fresh Air

“The story is told that reporters were interviewing a man on his birthday. He had reached an advanced age. They asked him how he had done it.

“He replied, ‘When my wife and I were married we determined that if we ever got in a quarrel one of us would leave the house. I attribute my longevity to the fact that I have breathed good fresh air throughout my married life.’” [Gordon B. Hinckley, “Slow to Anger,” Ensign, November 2007]

I'm cranky today -- not sure why except that I didn't sleep well last night, woke up with a headache and it's thriving. But this story made me smile -- maybe I need some good fresh air!!

10 comments:

Hayley said...

see - this is what i love about him. his humor & wit. he was a human. he was imperfect. he had struggles, yet he was incredibly wise & faithful. i love these little tidbits & stories about president hinckley. it makes me feel like living an enduring, righteous life is attainable.

hoLLy said...

i love that quote. we all need some fresh air every now and then! i do more than others i'm sure....:) hope you are feeling happier soon and that your headache goes away!

Tiburon said...

I think I need some too. I hope your headache is a distant memory! Love the story too :)

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Hacking it up said...

That is so cute!!! I definitely need some fresh air!

Hayley said...

ok so i've thought a lot about that cute little story today - where'd you find this quote? i wanna get more quotes from president hinckley.

Jori said...

Great quote Jan! I hope your headache is better. I had a cranky day yesterday too. Hopefully today will be better for all of us.

Jan said...

Hayley -- it came from the the last conference in the priesthood session. [http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-775-23,00]

Emily said...

That's a good quote. I hope your head feels better quickly!

Kristi said...

I LOVE Gordon B. Hinckley. He could always put a smile on my face. I love this quote--and I hope your headache went away quick!