Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ten Rules of Happiness

1. Develop yourself by self discipline.
2. Joy comes through creation--sorrow through destruction. Every living thing can grow:Use the world wisely to realize soul growth.
3. Do things which are hard to do.
4. Entertain upbuilding thoughts. What you think about when you do not have to think shows what you really are.
5. Do your best this hour and you will do better the next.
6. Be true to those who trust you.
7. Pray for wisdom, courage, and a kind heart.
8. Give heed to God's messages through inspiration. If self-indulgence, jealousy, avarice, or worry have deadened your response, pray the Lord to wipe out these impediments.
9. True friends enrich life. If you would have friends, be one.
10.Faith is the foundation of all things--including happiness.

The Improvement Era, June 1951, p401

Friday, August 13, 2010


“…The restored gospel makes plain the simple things we need to do [to allow God
to give us strength]. And it gives us confidence that the help we need will come if
we do those things early and persistently, long before the moment of crisis. The
first, the middle, and the last thing to do is to pray.”