16 February 2011

Enjoy Every Moment

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Family, good food, the gospel, living my religion, doing service, having a good time with my husband, reading a book, listening to music, my children. These are all tings that make me happy.

President Brigham Young wrote:
"Where is happiness, real happiness? Nowhere but in God. By possessing the spirit of our holy religion, we are happy in the morning, we are happy at noon, we are happy in the evening; for the spirit of love and union is with us, and we rejoice in the spirit because, it is of God, and we rejoice in God, for he is the giver of every good thing. Every Latter-day Saint, who has experienced the love of God in his heart, after having received the remission of his sins, through baptism, and the laying on of hands, realizes that he is filled with joy, and happiness, and consolation. He may be in pain, in error, in poverty, or in prison, if necessity demands, still, he is joyful. This is our experience, and each and every Latter-day Saint can bear witness to it. (Discourses of Brigham Young, 236)

I'm sure that other people have a different list to show. There are so many things that can make us happy, and we should just enjoy what we have that the Lord has so graciously given us. But do we take advantage of the blessings that we receive, or do we wish for more?

What are some things that make you happy?

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