About "Be Positive"
(Doc & Cov 123:17)

I have many "favorite scriptures."  One that has been a favorite for years was introduced to me on my mission in Colombia (1986-1987) by a wonderful sister (Sue Buehner - Doc & Cov 123:17).
     "Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully
      do all things that lie in our power; and then may we
      stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the
      salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed."
(Keep in mind, this was written by Joseph Smith when he was falsely accused and thrown in Liberty Jail.)

Years later, Pres. Hinckley wrote a chapter on "Be Positive" in his book, "Way to Be." I thought these two thoughts went well together.  I was thrilled when they came together in this song.

The song, "Be Positive" was completed in December, 2002, when I was fighting pneumonia for the first time in my life. (Little did I know that would be the beginning of 14+ years of health challenges.) This song has been an inspiration to me through each of my personal trials.

 

Lyrics to "BE POSITIVE"

Let us cheerfully do everything within our power, and then may we stand still;
with the utmost assurance in our God, and for His arm to be revealed.

1. Be positive.  Think positive, for negative divides.
   Be positive, sow positive and you will reap it multiplied.

Let us cheerfully do everything within our power, and then may we stand still;
With the utmost assurance in our God, and for His arm to be revealed.

2. Be positive.  Give positive, have faith and do not doubt.
    Be positive, Live positive and things will all work out.