Mary Ellen Edmunds

Mary Ellen Edmunds

Mary Ellen Edmunds was born in Los Angeles, California, and now lives in American Fork, Utah. She happily qualifies for all senior citizen discounts. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Brigham Young University and taught nursing there for several years. She has served as a missionary in Taiwan, Hong Kong, twice in the Philippines, and in Indonesia, and she directed a child health project in Nigeria, West Africa. She was a director of training at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, and served as a member of the Relief Society general board for eleven years. Mary Ellen is the author of several books and talks, including Peculiar—in a Good Way, You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don’t Need, and MEE Speaks. She enjoys her family, teaching, writing, people, music, thinking, serving, and being a happifier. For more of her insights, check out The Mary Ellen Edmunds Collection (talks on CD), available at Deseret Book.

November 19, 2018 10:00 PM MST
Can you remember hearing the phrase "enough is enough" in your life? Maybe we don't use it as much as we once did, but I can remember hearing it quite a lot when I was younger. It usually meant, "Stop it! Quit it!" We'd be quarreling or screaming or throwing silverware or whatever, and Mom would say, "Enough is enough!" What might that little phrase mean in terms of "stuff and things"? To have enough is to be satisfied. It's a point at which you consciously realize you have what you need, and you stop wanting, working, and whining for more.
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August 30, 2018 12:33 PM MDT
Carrot seeds don't look at all like carrots. They look to me like little specks of dirt. They’re not orange. They’re not shaped like carrots. You couldn’t take them to a picnic. Well, I guess you could, but there’s no way to make carrot sticks out of them, and those little seeds can sure get stuck in your teeth. I’ve tried eating carrots that way. Not satisfying. Those little specks aren’t full of vitamins and good stuff yet.
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