Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nightly Reminder on Gratitude: #21 out of 21

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

“In your prayers, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings you have received. Be specific in thanking Him for His goodness, for your family, for your friends, for leaders and teachers, for gospel, and for His Son, Jesus Christ.” – For the Strength of Youth


Tonight, Pray to the Lord and Thank Him for something. Do not forget.

How to More Easily Remember Your Commitment to Honesty and Integrity

Something I’ve been experimenting with during the last segment is a way to remember my commitment during the entire day, even when I’m away from the computer. The Nightly Reminder was a step towards that, but it still isn’t enough. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start spamming your inbox all day with reminders, but what I’m suggesting is you do it yourself in a way. For the last week, I’ve had a message on my phone that I see every single time I turn it on, and that message has been “What am I thankful for?” Through this regular reminder I have been able to become more focused on what I’ve been thankful for, even in times when I usually wouldn’t have thought about it.

What I am proposing is that you leave a note somewhere that you would see it often. You can do it on your phone like I did, put a sticky note somewhere that you often go, write it on an index card and put it in your pocket, or whatever else you think would best help you keep the commitment. The reminder I am setting for my phone is “Am I being honest?” but you write whatever you feel would help you most.

My hope is that this will help us to be more honest, and through being more honest we will be more like Christ, the only person to live on the earth a perfect being, and who’s example we all seek to follow.

~ George

FTSOA Honesty and Integrity Continuation Post

Hello! This post is for those who have already been doing FTSOA and know how everything is run. If you are new or would like a reminder, a more comprehensive post can be found here.

  • For those who don’t have their own copy of For the Strength of Youth, you can read the section on Honesty and Integrity by clicking here.
  • The daily reminders as well as new posts will be posted on the website ForTheStrengthOfAll.com if you wish to view them online instead of in your inbox.
  • You can find previous reminders here.

There are two commitments, one broad commitment that you make now and one that will be sent to you every day that is a bit more specific. Here is the broad commitment:

I, ____________________, have read the For the Strength of Youth section on Honesty and Integrity and commit to living the standards mentioned there today and every day until June 21, 2015.

As said before, you want to read the For the Strength of Youth section on Honesty and Integrity before committing to the program, maybe even every day if you have time for it. To help with the commitment, here is a post sharing a way that I’ve discovered that will help us to remember the commitment throughout the day.

There is also a second commitment that is based on the 1st sentence of the For the Strength of Youth section on Honesty and Integrity:

Today I, ____________________, will be honest with myself, others, and God at all times.

It is this 2nd commitment that will be sent every day. I like how last time there was a second post sent out at 9:00 p.m. each day, so I’m going to continue with that. While the morning post will focus on honesty, the evening post will focus on integrity.

The point of these short segments is to help you nail the principle so well and lift yourself so high that at the end of the allotted time, when you go back to living your life like normal, you won’t fall quite as far. You will have improved, bettered, magnified yourself. I strongly suggest writing down your commitment and saying it out loud to help you focus on it. If you want to do better and give it more meaning, bring your family and friends into it. Support each other and use this as an opportunity to grow closer and stronger.

Above all, remember that God is always with you, and that He is always there to help you when you are in need. The purpose of making this commitment is to heed Jesus’ request to come unto Him. By living a Christ-like life, we show Him that we love Him. As we make this commitment, may we have His strength and guidance to do as He wishes.

~ George

FTSOA Honesty and Integrety Initiation Post

Hello! Thank you for signing up for or thinking about signing up for the project For the Strength of All. This what I call the “initiation post”. There is one at the start of each segment, and it will explain what is going on and how everything will work. If you need help signing up, go here. If you have been here a while and already know how everything works, click here for the “Continuation Post,” which is a shortened version of this post that excludes information about how everything works.

The structure of For the Strength of All is that we all will commit to living one section of For the Strength of Youth at a time for three weeks. During that time we will try our hardest to live those standards the entire time. This segment’s topic is Honesty and Integrity. It is highly advised that you read the For the Strength of Youth section on Honesty and Integrity before continuing. If you do not have a physical copy of For the Strength of Youth, you can read the topic’s section here.

There are two commitments, one broad commitment that you make now and one that will be sent to you every day that is a bit more specific. Here is the broad commitment:

I, ____________________, have read the For the Strength of Youth section on Honesty and Integrity and commit to living the standards mentioned there today and every day until June 21, 2015.

As said before, you want to read the For the Strength of Youth section on Honesty and Integrity before committing to the program, maybe even every day if you have time for it. To help with the commitment, here is a post sharing a way that I’ve discovered that will help us to remember the commitment throughout the day.

There is also a second commitment that is based on the 1st sentence of the For the Strength of Youth section on Honesty and Integrity:

Today I, ____________________, will be honest with myself, others, and God at all times.

Those who are signed up will be sent the 2nd commitment every day for the next three weeks. It will only take a moment of your time to read it. You are also encouraged to read the extra information that will often be underneath the main commitment. The extra information is there to help you understand the commitment and live it to its fullest. The point of these short segments is to help you nail the principle so well and lift yourself so high that at the end of the allotted time, when you go back to living your life like normal, you won’t fall quite as far. You will have improved, bettered, magnified yourself.

I like how last time there was a second post sent out at 9:00 p.m. each day, so I’m going to continue with that. While the morning post will focus on honesty, the evening post will focus on integrity.

The daily reminders as well as other new posts will be posted on the website ForTheStrengthOfAll.com if you wish to view them online instead of in your inbox, and you can find previous reminders here. Being subscribed will allow the computer to automatically forward all new posts directly to your account the moment they are posted. Because you cannot receive the daily reminders until you have activated your subscription, make sure that you check your email and confirm your subscription when you sign up for the first time. After that, the daily reminders will be sent every morning automatically.

I strongly suggest writing down your commitment and saying it out loud to help you focus on it. If you want to do better, bring your family and friends into it. Support each other and use this as an opportunity to grow closer and stronger.

Above all, remember that God is always with you, and that He is always there to help you when you are in need. The purpose of making this commitment is to heed Jesus’ request to come unto Him. By living a Christ-like life, we show Him that we love Him. As we make this commitment, may we have His strength and guidance to do as He wishes.

~ George

Gratitude Closing Post

Congratulations! The Gratitude segment has finished! The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm. The topic will be Honesty and Integrity, and the segment will last for three weeks, until June 21.

Hopefully throughout these last three weeks we’ve proved to ourselves that there really is a lot of things which we can be thankful for. Hopefully we now have a greater love for and a better relationship with our Father in Heaven. Hopefully we’ve had our standard of “normal” raised, so that even as we stop being as diligent we continue to be thankful anyway. Don’t forget to have an “attitude of gratitude,” as President Monson would say!

~ George

Daily Reminder on Gratitude: #21 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.

“He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious.” – For the Strength of Youth quoting Doctrine and Covenants 78:19

I, ____________________, will strive to receive all things with thankfulness today.


“As I close this morning, it is my prayer that in addition to all else for which we are grateful, we may ever reflect our gratitude for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His glorious gospel provides answers to life’s greatest questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where do our spirits go when we die? That gospel brings to those who live in darkness the light of divine truth.

“He taught us how to pray. He taught us how to live. He taught us how to die. His life is a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved.

“Ultimately, He stood alone. Some Apostles doubted; one betrayed Him. The Roman soldiers pierced His side. The angry mob took His life. There yet rings from Golgotha’s hill His compassionate words: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

“Who was this “man of sorrows, … acquainted with grief”? “Who is this King of glory,” this Lord of lords? He is our Master. He is our Savior. He is the Son of God. He is the Author of Our Salvation. He beckons, “Follow me.” He instructs, “Go, and do thou likewise.” He pleads, “Keep my commandments.”

“Let us follow Him. Let us emulate His example. Let us obey His words. By so doing, we give to Him the divine gift of gratitude.

“My sincere, heartfelt prayer is that we may in our individual lives reflect that marvelous virtue of gratitude. May it permeate our very souls, now and evermore. In the sacred name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, amen.” – The Divine Gift of Gratitude by Thomas S. Monson

Kneel down this morning and pray to the Lord in gratitude for all that He does and has done for us.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

Nightly Reminder on Gratitude: #20 out of 21

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

“In your prayers, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings you have received. Be specific in thanking Him for His goodness, for your family, for your friends, for leaders and teachers, for gospel, and for His Son, Jesus Christ.” – For the Strength of Youth


Tonight, Pray to the Lord and Thank Him for something. Do not forget.

Daily Reminder on Gratitude: #20 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.

“Gratitude will turn your heart to the Lord and help you recognize His influence and blessings in your life.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, will try to recognize God’s influence and blessings in my life.


“President Brigham Young [has] uttered [a warning]… that [the sin of ingratitude] would be one of our great sins as Latter-day Saints. I do not think this is because we’re less grateful than other people—but we have so much more to be grateful for. I remember this was driven home to me as a young man when I heard of a visit made to the home of my grandfather,… The story is told that Elder Joseph F. Smith… was visiting the old Oneida Stake of Zion, and true to [the] custom [of the time], he had arranged to honor my grandfather and to take a meal at his home. In telling the story, Grandfather said that they were seated in the living room/dining room combination of the farm home. The table was laden with good things to eat. The family was gathered around…

“Just before they were ready to start the meal, President Smith stretched his long arms over the table and turned to my grandfather and said, “Brother Benson, all this and the gospel too?” What did President Smith mean? All this and the gospel too? The food represented the good things of life—food, clothing, and all the rest—the material blessings of life. This family of children—home, family, loved ones—all that the world has and the gospel too. I think that’s what the Prophet Joseph had in mind.” – Receive All Things with Thankfulness by Ezra Taft Benson, emphasis added.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

Nightly Reminder on Gratitude: #19 out of 21

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

“In your prayers, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings you have received. Be specific in thanking Him for His goodness, for your family, for your friends, for leaders and teachers, for gospel, and for His Son, Jesus Christ.” – For the Strength of Youth


Tonight, Pray to the Lord and Thank Him for something. Do not forget.

Daily Reminder on Gratitude: #19 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.

“Even in your most difficult times, you can find much to be grateful for. Doing so will strengthen and bless you.” – For the Strength of Youth

At least until May 31, I, ____________________, will always find something to be grateful for, no matter how hard it is.


“We all have our reverses. Whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth. It is in the depths where men and women learn the lessons that help to build strong men and women—not at the pinnacle of success. In the hour of a man’s success is his greatest danger. It sometimes takes reverses to make us appreciate our blessings and to develop us into strong, courageous characters.” – Receive All Things with Thankfulness by Ezra Taft Benson, emphasis added.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”