Monday Pep Talk: Lessons from a Sunflower

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I was recently reminded of a talk about given by Elder Quentin L. Cook in April of 2015 about sunflowers and I found it very interesting and wanted to share a part of it. (You can read the whole talk here)

One of the remarkable characteristics of young wild sunflowers, in addition to growing in soil that is not hospitable, is how the young flower bud follows the sun across the sky. In doing so, it receives life-sustaining energy before bursting forth in its glorious yellow color.

Like the young sunflower, when we follow the Savior of the world, the Son of God, we flourish and become glorious despite the many terrible circumstances that surround us. He truly is our light and life.  Quentin L. Cook

Sunflowers don’t grow in perfect soil in fact they grow in pretty tough conditions, but they survive by following the sun constantly.  We might come from far from perfect or tough conditions, but if we follow the Son we will be able to “flourish and become glorious.” And what a great promise that is.

CHALLENGE: Be like sunflowers! Seek the Son. Follow the Son.




August 15, 2016
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1 Comment

  • Reply Patti H

    Sunflowers are my favorite flowers. I like to quote “They follow the sun, but I follow the Son.”

    August 30, 2016 at 5:55 am
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