Someone in our General Conference Book Club asked the rest of us what we think is the main message of President Monson's time as prophet of the church. My first thought was service to others, rescuing the one, and an emphasis on goodness. Then I remembered the wonderful themes found in his "inaugural" talk "Looking Back and Moving Forward" from the April 2008 General Conference.
The road signs above are visual aids that I used when I taught Relief Society one Sunday about this talk. I didn't see all of the allusions to road signs that President Monson used in his address until I reread it in preparation for the lesson. Then the imagery became very clear. He was laying out a road map, specific to the conditions of our world today.
I enjoyed rereading the talk and thinking about why President Monson would be emphasizing these points to us, at this time. I thought perhaps you'd enjoy reading it again too. If so, here's the link to his talk. See if you can see which parts of the talk fit with which road sign...then maybe as you pass similar signs during your daily commute around town, you'll recall President Monson's words.