Thursday, April 2, 2009

words of wisdom

The newest addition to my bulletin board is this lovely poem Gordon B. Hinckley wrote when he came to a devotional at BYU in 1983. I came across it while researching for this article. I love his loving words to cherish each day on this campus, even when it is rough.

If I were you, what would I do?

I'd enjoy every day of my stay

On this campus of Brigham Young U.

And so, if I were you, what would I do?

I'd drink of the nectar of knowledge,

A great, full draft of its richest brew.

If I were you, what would I do?

I'd walk humbly with God and my Savior, too.

If I were you, what would I do?

I'd fall in love with a girl named Sue,

Or a boy named Lou,

And plan for the day we'd be married,

We two.

If I were you, what would I do?

I'd live with my love with integrity true—

And welcome our children, many or few.

If I were you, what would I do

If courtship and marriage didn't come through?

I'd fret, but I'd say, "There's no time to stew.

Get busy. Find something important to do."

By now I'd just say, "Good-bye and adieu,"

With a prayer in my heart for each one of you.

1 comment:

kylie said...

i noticed this poem on your bulletin board...and read it. i'm not a creeper, i promise.