Monday, April 16, 2012

A Few Good Ideas for Happiness

by Vickey Pahnke Taylor



Thomas S. Monson  offers some good, practical ideas to increase our happiness quotient. At least, that’s what I call it. We can be happy in direct proportion to our perspective in any given situation. Keeping ourselves steady allows us to remain right side up in a sometimes upside down world.
Today, I share the first few suggestions he has taught. They’re easy and do-able:


1.  Keep your mind stored with constructive thoughts.

The negatives of getting through heaps of laundry, dealing with crazy traffic, struggling with bills, or feeling overwhelmed with So Much To Do can wipe out the bank of positive stuff. If we remember to ‘bank’ our positive, faith-lifting thoughts, it allows us to draw on that savings when we need it. And we can fill it every day- in tiny ways- if we look past our problems and see the good. As often as we can. Noticing even the tiniest, precious good things has given me the strength to get past a dark hurdle or tough moment. I’m still working on this!    Read full article HERE