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    “True greatness is not always tied to the scope of our tasks, but to the quality of how we carry out our tasks whatever they are.” -Spencer Kimball

    I was going to write more about this, but reflecting on the content of the quote- the quality of what I’d write wouldn’t be great, so I’ll pass for now. We’re in the midst of ear infections and sore throats and the like, so I’m struggling to make the quality of any of my tasks great at the moment.

    Expect more consistent posts once the new year starts… it’s on my Uberlist!

    5 Responses to “A thought”

    1. Brandy says:

      Yay for more Maryanne :)

    2. Carolyn says:

      Heard a great quote once from a BYU official or professor about the importance of higher education (whether formal or self-directed) for women who are going to be occupied more with homemaking than with money-making endeavors. It went something like, “It makes a big difference what you think about while you’re changing diapers”.

      Or tending to ear infections and sore throats. I can imagine several very different intellectual, moral and emotional approaches to these tasks. Each would have a very different effect on a Mom and/or on her children.

      Seems sort of related to your point, to me.

    3. Hilary says:

      Thanks for this quote. I love it, and I love you!

    4. Maryanne says:

      I LOVE that perspective, Carolyn. Thank you.

    5. Marie says:

      Thanks for the quote and for Carolyn’s insight.