This quote comes from one of my favorite videos by Elder Bednar on the Properties of Light. How encouraging that the Natural Laws really set us up to succeed if we but choose to live by them even on an individual basis. Numbers do not dictate our ability to succeed or to be a light to those around us.
Our Opportunity - Courage is Contagious:
I feel very lucky to have students in my class that are from all around the world, from Russia to South Korea to Ghana. I love that through "the Spirit of Ricks" I get to demonstrate my love for this school and the gospel of Jesus Christ through my "Announcements". It is my hope that I can spread real and substantive reasons to have courage through the internet that allows these great students to feel the warmth of their own light and then share it with others.
We have real reasons to feel hope and joy as we are truly set up to succeed despite the fact that there are so many things that seem out of our control. This is a fact that ties all of us together regardless of our nationality, race, age and/or gender. How unifying it is to know we each really have the same potential to be a light to those around us.