Secrets to Happiness

Secrets to Happiness

By Stockton/photo credit: pxhere.com Happiness is something that all human beings search for throughout their lives. There are many different ways to obtain this feeling and some things make us happier than others. For me, I find happiness every day of my life by doing a few simple things such as: having a positive attitude, smiling, laughing, and spending time with those I love.  There are a few other things I have noticed recently, however, that have seemed to guarantee happiness and I would like to share my secrets with you. [Tweet "I…Read more …
Thankful All Year-Long

Thankful All Year-Long

By: Megan It’s that time of year again. The turkey is cooked all day, the potatoes get mashed to perfection, the carrots are delicious. We sit around the table with family and friends, eating and celebrating how thankful we are. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. Everyone seems to be a bit nicer, a bit happier, and a lot more thankful. People start to realize everything they have in their life and are grateful. As the year comes to a close, people reflect on everything that helped them make it twelve…Read more …

Grateful In All Things

By: Kayla/photo credit:www.carolecgood.com Perhaps you have lost your job recently as the economy has continued to struggle.  You may have lost your health, or a loved one. Such circumstances can be tremendously difficult. And yet, in the midst of those trials, we can thank God because we know that He has promised to be with us, that He will help us and He loves us.  He can use times of suffering to draw us closer to Him.  Even through our struggles we have much to be thankful for. [Tweet " Even through our…Read more …
With a Grateful Heart

With a Grateful Heart

By Megan/ Photo Credit: Christian Life In eighth grade I ran for student body office.  That was nerve-wracking, especially for a shy girl like me.  I was put under a lot of stress in trying to create the best poster and video I could.  As I began the process, I realized how blessed I really was.  I remember being overcome with gratitude.  I was grateful for my mom who helped make my posters and my dad who helped me put my video together.  I was grateful for my uncle who filmed the video…Read more …
Thankfulness

Thankfulness

By Kayla Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a great time of year to turn our thoughts to our blessings and all we are grateful and thankful for. The scriptures tell us in D&C 78:19, "And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.” In D&C 59 we also read, “Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things." This Thanksgiving will you take the time to thank the Lord thy God in all things?…Read more …
Three Ways to Change Your Conversations with God

Three Ways to Change Your Conversations with God

By Melody Last week I started my first week of school. It was a great week and a great start to my senior year! Nothing too horrible happened, but starting school is always a little bit stressful for everyone. Toward the end of the week, I noticed that as school started, I was a lot more diligent in my prayers. I started thinking about how many little things I prayed for each morning and I realized Heavenly Father has blessed me a lot. I wondered why my prayers felt so much more meaningful.…Read more …
What’s Most Important to You?

What’s Most Important to You?

By Maddie If I asked you to tell me what is most important to you in your life right now, what would you say? Possibly your phone, or maybe sports? Others might say their friends, or their social life. There are various answers, but lately I’ve been pondering that question on my own and I’ve decided that for me, it is my family. Now you might be thinking, “A teenage girl, saying that her family is the most important thing in her life?” I know it might not be the usual answer but…Read more …
The Magic of Gratitude

The Magic of Gratitude

By Lincoln How often do you stop and look around to realize all of your blessings? For me, I usually look past the blessings I have in life. It's not that I am ungrateful, but I don't take the time I should to ponder all of the things I usually take for granted. It's such an easy thing to do really; to express gratitude for what we have. [Tweet "How often do you stop and look around to realize all of your blessings?"] What are some ways we can show appreciation for our…Read more …
Lost and Found in Service

Lost and Found in Service

By Lincoln I have just returned from a humanitarian trip to Bolivia with a group of youth from all across the country. I spent nearly three weeks in a foreign land, surrounded by foreign people and a foreign language. I was a little homesick at times and a little physically sick from some of the food I ate. Our youth group worked hard in the heat one day and in the pouring rain the next. We did our best to serve the people of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. However, in spite of our efforts,…Read more …
Gratitude: A Key to a Happy Life

Gratitude: A Key to a Happy Life

by Rachel Before you start reading this, promise me that sometime today you'll find the time to go outside, stand there, look up at the sky, and contemplate how great life is. Okay, continue reading. (: Whether it's the beautiful San Diego beach my family visits for Christmas or up in the gorgeous mountains of Northern Salt Lake, my absolute favorite place to be is the outdoors.  Question: Why is your favorite place outside where there's bugs, it's cold, and you probably can't get very good internet service? Answer: Because there is something…Read more …