Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
"Is our journey sometimes impeded when we forget the importance of small things?" asked Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve during the April 1990 general conference. "Do we realize that small events and choices determine the direction of our lives just as small helms determine the direction of great ships?
". . . May the Lord bless each one of us to follow the counsel of our prophets. We need to have family and personal prayers; study the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon; hold family home evenings; follow the admonition of the Savior to love one another; and be thoughtful, kind, and gentle within the family. Through these and other similar small and simple things, we have the promise that our lives will be filled with peace and joy."