One of My Heroes

I’d like to tell you about one of my heroes.  I have a few – including my amazing husband and other members of my family.  Today’s hero is a heroineSmiley  Today, I’d like to tell you about Elaine Dalton – a former Young Women’s General President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I love how incredibly inspiring Sister Dalton is when she speaks.  (If you are not familiar with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we refer to women as “sisters” and men as “brothers”).  I also love that she is a serious runner.  Check out this awesome video clip in which Sister Dalton shares her experience at the Boston Marathon and her testimony that we are never alone:

I also love this devotional she gave a few years ago entitled “Dare Great Things!”  My mom came across the devotional and recommended it to me – it’s so good!  During the devotional, Sister Dalton shared one of my favorite quotes from President Roosevelt:

β€œIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”   

I’d love to hear about your heroes!


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2 Responses to One of My Heroes

  1. Lisa says:

    I love that quote and I love Sis. Dalton. I shared that same video clip with a co-worker a couple of months ago πŸ™‚

    • Em says:

      I’m so glad you like Sister Dalton too – she’s amazing! That’s wonderful that you were able to share the video clip with a co-worker.

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