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Saturday, October 22

Girl, can't get a date?

One primary focus for many young women who enter college is in hopes to find a marriage companion. A common observation I hear these girls make is that those who claim they will not be ready for marriage until they finish school are seemingly often the ones who find a mate before those who are actively seeking. While this is not always the case, why might this pattern repeatedly prove itself? Consider the nursery story of Little Bo peep:

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And doesn't know where to find them.
Leave them alone and they'll come home,
Bringing their tails behind them.

While the following stanzas of this rhyme infer other principles, these particular four lines illustrate that one is more likely to find what they are looking for when, for a time, they set their stress aside. Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, the silent deeds you do and activities you participate in to better yourself and those around you is a better indicator that you are a wise pick than if you were to make yourself known through telling people how wonderful you are. “By their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20; 3 Nephi 14:20; D&C 137:9). In other words, you can tell more about a person’s character by what they do than by what they say (Matthew 21:28-31).

One of my favorite parables comes from the movie Three Ninjas: Knuckle Up. At the beginning of the movie, the wise grandfather asks his three grandsons, ninjas in training, “What does a flower say when it blooms?” It is at the very end of the movie that his grandsons begin to understand. They respond to their teacher-grandfather:  “Nothing, it doesn’t want to tell everyone how beautiful it is--it just wants to be beautiful.”

This is difficult for a girl who longs to be noticed and cherished--to be patiently improving herself. She may ask herself, ‘Am I not good enough?’ I say to you blooming girls, take courage! Perhaps your man is still developing his talent for admiring true beauty in real flowers.

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