Be Kind.

Be Kind.

By Kaity Everyone you meet is fighting  battle you know nothing about; be kind. No one is perfect. If no one is perfect, then no one is exempt from pain or suffering. If no one is exempt from pain or suffering, then no one has it easy. And if no one has it easy, then we must all be compassionate and kind. We are all sons or daughters of our Heavenly Father and we are all fighting battles. Every single person that has lived, is living, or will live on this earth will…Read more …
Can You Be Too Kind?

Can You Be Too Kind?

By Whitney Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered? What if today was your last day on earth? How would people remember you? What would people say about you when you are gone? I want people to remember me as someone who was kind. [Tweet "I want people to remember me as someone who was kind."] Joseph B. Wirthlin said, “Kindness is the essence of greatness.” Have you noticed how far a kind act goes? Or how much a simple compliment brightens your day? It isn’t hard to be…Read more …
Service Is Effective Medicine

Service Is Effective Medicine

by Kaity Common complaints of the youth today may be about the pressures of school, friends, lack of sleep, car problems, or parental restrictions. To the youth that feel this way, I suggest an effective medicine to cure your problems. Lay your books aside for a few hours, leave your phone, and go visit someone who is lonely, someone who is sick, or someone who is discouraged. Oftentimes, if you have complaints about your life, it is because you are thinking too much of what concerns you and not of what may concern…Read more …
Five SIMPLE Ways to Spread Sunshine

Five SIMPLE Ways to Spread Sunshine

by Ambree A well known song we sing at my church provides a great reminder: "Kindness begins with me!" President Gordon B. Hinckley once asked the question, "Why do any of us have to be so mean and unkind to others? Why can’t all of us reach out in friendship to everyone about us?" Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin added, "Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known...Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others."   [Tweet ""Kindness is how a Christlike person treats…Read more …
Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

by Rachel (Ladies, check out my brother's blog Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women) This past month while writing this blog, I wanted to find out what qualities girls look for in boys they date and what is most important in a future spouse. So I texted a bunch of the girls in my contacts, and I asked the question on my Facebook page. Now, while this isn’t a scientific study, it seems to be a pretty good measuring stick. Of course, nobody is perfect. We all have our flaws,…Read more …
Why Does it Feel So Good to Help Others?

Why Does it Feel So Good to Help Others?

By Ambree: My family took a tour of one of the local food banks and the guide told us about how many people go hungry in our community. I couldn’t believe how many teenagers my age and children my little brothers and sisters ages go without food every single day. Never in my life have I gone hungry. I wanted to help, but how? At the end of the tour, the guide invited us to donate canned goods, and encouraged us to return and join other volunteers in our community who help sort…Read more …
Why Do I Believe God Answers Prayers?

Why Do I Believe God Answers Prayers?

by Nate An issue that I have been confronted with that seems to be a formidable challenge during the course of my daily life is how others around me behave. We are taught to surround ourselves with friends that respect our values and beliefs and perhaps even have them in tandem with those aforementioned qualities. It’s important to be in a positive atmosphere so that you may remain in peak spiritual condition. Years ago, I remember being put into a situation where a young man didn’t like me in particular. During my fourth…Read more …