Last Thursday was the annual Author/Artist banquet hosted by Deseret Book for people who have published through them in the previous year.  I look forward to it every time!

One of the best things about the dinner, besides dessert of course (you know me and my sweet tooth), is we have the privilege of hearing from an Apostle or member of the First Presidency.  This year it was…drum roll…one of my favorites…(can I say that outloud?)…President Uchtdorf!  Oh, I love him!  He has inspired me over and over and over again.

He shared 30 minutes worth of lovely thoughts including this statement, “I’m a person who is very optimistic.  I may run out of energy, but I will never run out of hope.”

Isn’t that awesome!?

It has replayed in my mind all week and as a result, I was moved to action.  I created a leather cuff with that phrase on it.

If this is the inspiration you’ve been looking for, and you want to wear a reminder like this around your wrist, here is the purchase link.  The one pictured is one of a kind, so if it disappears quickly, let me know and you can order a custom cuff with the same phrase.

If nothing else, be sure to jot down this awesome statement on a sticky note and put it on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror!

Blog to you soon,