Tag Archives: happiness

What Stands in the Way of Our Happiness?

I want to share an indirect approach—a kind of back-door strategy—to finding your secret cheerfulness. This idea comes from one of my favorite poets David Whyte. He tells a story about a time when he was working for a non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Purpose and a Sense of Self Makes Us Happy

The scriptures are full of examples of people being cheerful because they understood their purpose. There is a beautiful story in the Book of Mormon about a group of people who are in poverty by material standards, but great in … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning and Purpose in Dark Times

D&C 123:17 – Therefore, dearly beloved, let us cheerfully do all that lies in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed. Are … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy Life

When I was a sophomore in college I received a package in the mail from my mother. When I opened it up, it had four things inside: newspaper for padding, a summer sausage, a lime, and a Post-It sized note … Continue reading

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Learning About Happiness in the Patagonian Fjords

Doctrine and Covenants 123:17 – Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all that lies in our power and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to … Continue reading

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Forget-me-not

It is not very often that I get my personal revelation of the last year repeated verbatim from the Salt Lake Conference Center’s pulpit, but President Uchtdorf’s talk from the Relief Society broadcast did just that. This broadcast happens a … Continue reading

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