I have felt a subtle change in my life that hasn't always been there. I can honestly say that throughout my life I have wanted to be a good person who wants to choose the right in everything that I do. Lately I have felt an urging and a desire to take it one step further and always try to do the very best thing that I can.
We are children of a Heavenly Father and we carry within us characteristic traits of Him. He wants us to be happy and to experience the joys that come from doing what is right.
I listened to a General Conference talk given by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He spoke of being a good and honest man.
I believe that the best effort we can give is sufficient.
I have always believed that to do my best is ultimately easier on my life than to settle for mediocrity.
Let me share a tiny example that can apply to life. I once worked with a man who was a goodly man but his work ethic wasn't the greatest. Building aircraft parts seems like a pretty important job and building them correctly seems absolutely necessary. I watched as this man did average work and didn't seem to care about good workmanship. One day I approached him about his work. I asked him if he wanted to board the airplane that had been poorly constructed but was still going to fly at thirty-five thousand feet. He told me that he didn't like to fly. I asked if he had family members that did fly. His answer was 'yes'. He thought about that for a few moments and then promised that from that day on he would make the necessary changes to do better. He did. I was grateful for his willingness to change and a desire to do better.
We have an obligation to do better.
Life is so wonderful and doing the right thing contributes to a better way of living.