Question: When Thomas S. Monson was a child, how did he answer his friend when he was asked, “What does turkey taste like?”
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“What Does Turkey Taste Like?”
One Christmas time, while young Thomas S. Monson and his family were in the middle of making preparations for a big turkey dinner, his friend asked a startling question: “What does turkey taste like?” Thomas told him that it tasted like chicken, but then he realized that his unfortunate friend had never tasted either one. Not only that, there was nothing in his house from which to prepare a Christmas dinner.
“I pondered a solution,” Pres. Monson said. “There was none. I had no turkeys, no chickens, no money. Then I remembered I did have two pet rabbits. Immediately I took my friend by the hand and rushed to the rabbit hutch, placed the rabbits in a box, and handed the box to him with the comment, ‘Here, take these two rabbits. They’re good to eat – just like chicken.’
“He took the box, climbed the fence, and headed for home, a Christmas dinner safely assured. Tears came easily to me as I closed the door to the empty rabbit hutch. But I was not sad. A warmth, a feeling of indescribable joy filled my heart. It was a memorable Christmas.”
What is something that was hard for you to give up but brought joy? Is there something hard now you should give up and would be better off?
Laura Willes, Christmas with the Prophets, p. 167-168