When I think about things that are the biggest blessing to me in my life, something that instantly comes into my mind is the temple. Temples are such an important part of being able to obtain joy and everlasting happiness. They are such a huge part of my life for many reasons and I know that whenever I am troubled with anything, I can go to the temple and receive comfort.
One of my favorite things about temples is the fact that we can put aside any of our worldly problems and just focus on the Spirit. Because the temple is the house of God where He can dwell, while we are in the temple, there comes a feeling of peace that can instantly overpower any other feeling in the human heart. This can be felt by hearts that are troubled, burdened, or even confused. I can go to the temple and feel relieved from all of my problems. It is a tremendous feeling that can only be fully felt while in the temple. The temple is a place where heaven and earth come together.
The most important reason I attend the temple is because I can always feel the presence of those that have passed on from this life. This very warmhearted feeling is incomparable to anything I have ever felt in my entire life. Not only can I get this feeling of my loved ones, but I am also always filled with happiness and the rest of my week is much more satisfying.
I am so grateful that we are able to have temples on the earth today and that we have the opportunity to receive the many blessings that come to us through them.
You can learn more about the purpose and role of temples here.