"Some people go through life feeling like they hit a home run, when in reality they were lucky enough to be born on third base."
This expression is a reality check that provides a humbling perspective of our achievements – and engenders an awareness of the burdens others may carry.
Many young men and women sing –“I hope they call me on a mission” with gusto as primary children. But, when the time comes, not every child gets to live that song. Even when a missionary is lucky enough to serve, some missionaries still have a shortened time frame.
Three missionaries went home from the mission early this week. While they were disappointed, they each voiced a different attitude towards their mission, and the circumstances that ended it. But, however they perceive their early release, the habits they learned on their mission can serve them well throughout their lives.
“True greatness is never a result of a chance occurrence or a one-time effort or achievement. It requires the development of character. It requires a multitude of correct decisions for everyday choices between good and evil.”
Everyone can be great and live a great life in this wonderful Gospel of Jesus Christ.(What is True Greatness?, Howard W. Hunter)