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The Secret To Happiness

The Secret To Happiness

Today I am grateful for happy people. There’s something contagious – in a good way – about them. It’s Day 16 in hospital. Daughter-A has amazing nurses and therapists. Nearly all of them have the most beautiful, positive attitudes! Several have become our new “best friends”. I am moved by their simple acts of kindness, … Continue reading

Be of Good Cheer and Do Not Fear

Be of Good Cheer and Do Not Fear

Every Monday morning I eagerly watch my “in-box” waiting for the arrival of a special email. For the past four months, and the next 14 more, this is my only weekly contact with our daughter “Sister A.”, who is serving as as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Regardless of … Continue reading

Decorating For Conference

Decorating For Conference

Fall in Salt Lake City is definitely my favorite season of the year. I love the crispness in the air and watching the mountains become a beautiful living canvas of red and gold, growing bolder and more vibrant each day. For me, Fall is a season of romance and love. My husband and I met in October, and got engaged in October two years … Continue reading

Give A Smile

“‘Tis the season to be jolly!” Christmas is the season of giving, which is the very essense of the spirit of Jesus Christ – who’s birth we celebrate. What better opportunity to give kindness, and participate in a little “Smile Experiment”? Continue reading

And Now I See

As I endured another morning of snail-paced highway traffic during another typical frantic commute to the office, I happened to turn my head slightly to the left, and up – just in time to witness the exact moment the sun peeked over the top of the Rocky Mountains. It was a stunning sight, and suddenly, my very ordinary morning, with its very ordinary routine was transformed into something very extraordinary. Continue reading

3 Keys To A Great Life

3 Keys To A Great Life

To say I do a lot of reading would be an understatement. Books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts, articles, commentary…online and offline…you name it, I can be found turning, flipping, scanning and scrolling down. Often during these ‘word feasts’ I come across a quote that sticks in my brain, and then churns around and around until it’s soft, and warm, and smooth as homemade butter taffy. Continue reading

Missouri Teens Give Hope

Missouri Teens Give Hope

Conference Countdown Tip #6: Take Time To Give!
In Februrary 2009 a LDS high school Sophomore in Ozark, Missouri decided to start a very different kind of club with her two best friends. Read their story, and watch the inspiring video! Continue reading

Finding Happiness On A Treadmill

For the past three weeks I’ve been diligently working on my “New Years Resolution List”. Just like countless former ‘NYR Lists’, the subject of Weight loss & Fitness is written near the top. And, just like every other year, I had good intentions. But unlike every other year, I made an important discovery which is helping me overcome my ultimate stumbling blocks to fitness… Continue reading

New Optimism

On today’s Wordpress home page there’s a simple poll. The question reads: “Are you optimistic for 2010?”

The 24-hr. vote shows that the answer “Yes” garnered 84%. Wow! It’s nice to know that despite a world filled with many troubles, we can still find a majority of people filled with optimism. This makes me feel more cheerful and more optimistic just seeing that vote of confidence!…

Learn about OPTIMISM…and watch a message about HOPE! Continue reading

Tips For A Happy New Year

Elder Richard G. Scott, an apostle with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often speaks on the subject of how to find happiness. I am sharing a short video clip with excerpts from a recent talk in the hope that it will spark some ideas as we contemplate our New Year Resolutions, and set the course we wish to sail the next 12 months. Continue reading

Happy ThanksGiving!

Happy ThanksGiving!

Another wonderful video from Mormon Messages has arrived just in time for our annual Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy watching, and then please share a quick comment about what YOU are thankful for today!

Sunshine In My Soul Today

Recently I have been taking nature walks during my lunch hour. Not only has this been refreshing to my mind and body, but also to my soul. I started carrying my camera with me on these afternoon adventures, and ended up with quite a collection of photos! Looking at them has filled me with gratitude for … Continue reading

Consider The Lilies: Fear Not

Jesus often taught his followers to “fear not“. In today’s world climate of anxiety and uncertainty, Christ’s parable of the lily is more relevant than ever, and offers us great comfort and proper perspective. In the Master’s sermon on the mount, imagery from nature is used to remind us of God’s power over all things.  … Continue reading

Hinckley’s Parable of The Shoes

In this video, the late President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tells a touching story from his youth. more about “Hinckley’s Parable of The Shoes“, posted with vodpod      

The Perfect Valentine

Through all eternity to thee A joyful song I’ll raise, For oh! Eternity is too short To utter all thy praise. ~ Joseph Addison Click To Listen: “Our God Is A God Of Love” “Our God Is A God of Love Love Is His Greatest Gift To Us Love Is Our Greatest Gift To Him … Continue reading

Family Stagecoach Rescue

Here is another great Family Adventure Mormon Ad promoting spending quality time with our children! Bonneville Communications are really outdoing themselves. See my previous post for the Swashbuckler!

God’s Game Plan

God’s Game Plan

God our Father has a Gameplan, and we’re all on the team! If He had a “playbook”, He might borrow a few play titles straight from daytime TV: As The World Turns One Life To Live Guiding Light All My Children Search For Tomorrow Another World For simplicity, this is Our Family Story.I love hearing, … Continue reading

SMILE! VALIDATION! You Deserve It!

You do not want to miss watching this awesome short movie called “VALIDATION“. It has won many independent film festival awards and has changed lives. The creators are offering it free of charge to the public. This is 16 minutes guaranteed to make you smile. Be sure to watch it to the very end. Afterwards, … Continue reading