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NinaJune 28, 2017

Once again I am refreshed and encouraged by your insights and wisdom. Accepting the realities of this counsel requires the very humble heart that would lead to their accomplishment.

Judy ShepherdJune 25, 2017

Beautifully said, Maureen. Thanks so much for so eloquently imparting of your hard-won wisdom to enrich the lives of all in your sphere of influence.

Betty DesmondJune 25, 2017

I wish I was in your company more so I can become more mature. Love your wisdom and insights.

Tom JohnsonJune 23, 2017

You have learned that you are not the most important person in the world but you also have learned that you are important.

PatJune 23, 2017

Amazing insight... thank you Maurine! I recognized myself in your words -- both successes and struggles. And fortunately I still have time to keep growing up!

LynneJune 23, 2017

Your articles always enlighten me. You have a gift of clarity and your words create a sense of order in my mind and heart. My scripture/inspiration journal has many of your words saved in it and I re-read them quite often. Thank you for sharing your insights with us.

Shirley FischerJune 23, 2017


Paul JonesJune 23, 2017

Maurine, this is a gem. Maybe the most helpful self-assessment guide I have ever read. Thank you.

JanieJune 23, 2017

This article could also be titled, "Keys to a Happy Life." Thank-you so much for the reminder that life circumstances do not determine our happiness. Trusting in God and learning to love others is the best way to get over ourselves. I plan to reread this once a month to check myself. Thanks as always for sharing your wisdom!

MelindaJune 23, 2017

How very well put. Learning to be content with letting the Lord guide instead of feeling you must guide and figure out every situation on your own :)

Bill FreezeJune 23, 2017

Wonderful article on what can happen in your life as you mature and grow-up. Parents should share these steps with their teenagers and young adults....realizing of course that perhaps they won't buy into all of these things....but will eventually come to know they are true. Elder Packer used to tell the youth, "You didn't sign up to come down to a 72 degree are here to be tested, challenged and to learn to serve others...if you have problems that is a good thing and you along with your parents and church leaders will help you work through them".

ViolaJune 23, 2017

Thank you for this thoughtful and wise list of signs of maturity! It doesn't seem like growing up and setting an example to children are qualities as valued as they used to be. This is a great checklist to see how I'm doing and what I need to work on. Everything you wrote makes sense and would make the world so much better if people tried to become as you describe. I hope many people read and practice the skills/attributes you described, Thank you!



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