Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Self Reliance in All Things - Literacy & Education

Literacy & Education

"The prepared person reads, writes, and does basic mathematics; regularly studies the scriptures and other good books; and uses local resources to teach these skills and habits to all family members. Parents and children should take advantage of public and other educational opportunities."
-A Little Bit of Planning, a Lot of Success," Ensign, Jun 1977

We are blessed to live in a country where most of us are literate, however the scriptures have reminded us to "seek y diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith." Our education is never done. We must strive to be life-long learners and encourage our families to do the same. The more we know, our quality of life is improved and we are more prepared for the future. Resources like the public library are invaluable.

Challenge yourself to try to learn one new thing everyday - whether it is a new word, a geography fact, or a scripture.

Thanks to Stephanie for this post!

Introduction post here.

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