Roy's "Recipe for Life"

My cousin Jessie recently posted something that her dad (my uncle) came across in my Grampa's notes. I thought it was definitely worth re-posting on my own blog for the benefit of others. All of these things pretty much sum up who my Grampa was...so it was really cool to read it...and I hope you enjoy reading it too, whether you knew him or not.

Work hard and stay close to the Lord and you will be surprised how blessed you will be.
Don’t believe that it can’t be done, just because somebody tells you it can’t be done.
Hoe to the end of the row.
You have to learn how to follow before you can learn how to lead.
Don’t ask another person to do something that you’re not willing to do yourself.
Find someone you can marry in the temple.
Always make your word good, no matter what it costs.
Spend less than you make and invest wisely.
Always pay a full tithing.
Plan ahead; it’s later than you think.
Make yourself self-reliant and teach your children self-reliance.
Budget your time for family, work, church, community, and play.
Budget your money to achieve your goals.
Avoid fatigue. Early to bed and early to rise.
Become more spiritual. Read and study scriptures, attend classes.
Plan for missions and serve them.
Develop charity in your soul.
Above all, pray often and endure to the end.


Sonya said...

I love it too! I actually have it posted in my office where I can see it every day. It's been there since Grandpa's funeral. I feel close to him when I read it. Love ya!

Maria said...

I loved reading it, that is wonderful advice. I also LOVED Andrew's pictures he is SO cute.