When we were living in Aliso Viejo, our Stake President, Dan Hunter, explained to us that he was very impressed when Mormon said that he was told that he was a sober child and quick to observe (Mormon 1:2). I guess it impressed me when I heard this, since it has been more than six years since I heard my Stake President talk on this subject. I too would like to be described in that way.
What does it mean to be sober? Well, in the footnotes, there is the word ‘trustworthy’. I would like to be trustworthy, because then the Lord would trust me more with His bounteous blessings; and to me, being ‘quick to observe’ means that I would be most appreciative of those blessings that the Lord which would choose to bestow upon me. That would make me very happy.