President Monson offers his ABCs to Weber State Universitys graduating class

After having had conferred upon him in the school's Dee Events Center an honorary degree, President Monson told the 2.314 graduates that they were "very much aware that graduation is not the completion of a tedious book, but simply the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another in your exciting book of life."

He told them, "Your future is in your hands. The outcome is up to you. I challenge you to undertake a personal, diligent, ever-so-significant quest for what I call the abundant life — a life filled with an abundance of success, an abundance of goodness and an abundance of blessings.

"You may ask, 'How does one obtain such a life?' Just as you learned your ABC's when you started school as a child, I offer my own ABC's to help you gain the abundant life as you step away from this campus and venture forth into the world.

The A in President Monson's ABC's refers to attitude.

President Monson said, "So much in our life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things or behave or to respond to others makes all the difference. To do the very best we can, and then to choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment."

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