Feb 6, 2009

Finding Joy Now...

We are having an amazing lesson in Young Women's Sunday. The title is Finding Joy Now. It goes along perfectly with President Monson's talk from last November General conference. To read the whole talk you can go HERE. I have just found so many awesome quotes and information & I wanted to share some of it. With the world in turmoil, it can become difficult to Find Joy in our lives.
• What do you see in the mirror? • Is the person you see in the mirror happy? Why? • Are you the person you want to be? • What would you like to change about the person you see? • What are the talents and blessings of the person you see?
what brings you Happiness? What brings you Joy? Are they the same thing?
Eating a cupcake makes me happy and climbing into bed with freshly shaved legs and clean sheets does too, but my family & the gospel bring me true joy. Make sense?
So many people seem to have a negative outlook on life. Especially with all the problems in this world and economy today…What can I do to avoid this and help others look at things in a positive way?
I think there are many many ways that we can all be happier and more content with our lives, however two ways stand out to me.
"It's not getting what you want, it's wanting what you've got!"

Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others. ~Gordon B. Hinckley ----------------------------- Miserable people think about their height, their weight, their hair, their car, their clothes, their nose. They live in a world of their own. They say things like, "But enough about me...what do you think about me?" They run their own 24-7 self-service station. Happy people know that the key to being happy is making others so. They see every new day as another opportunity to make the world a better place by making a difference to others. Miserable people think of others only when comparing themselves to them. And when they compare themselves to others, they become either vain or bitter, or more miserable. ~John Bytheway ------------------------
MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Did you know that February 9-17 is World Kindness Week? I challenge each of you to get out there and do some good!
"We frequently find that the influence of good women is underrated. It is an influence that is often subtle but yet has tremendous consequences. One woman can make a great difference for a whole nation." James E. Faust
:: “Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but on what happens inside of you.” Harold B. Lee
"Life is to be Enjoyed, not just Endured!"