So my thought today comes from a scripture in Mormon 9:14. The last part of this verse stuck out to me. It says, "...he that is happy shall be happy still; and he that is unhappy shall be unhappy still."
(Don't these little penguins look oh so happy, I love it.)
I've been pondering on this, and today it dawned on me that if we cannot figure out how to get happy in this life, then we are not going to be happy in the next. I think about being happy a lot, because I see so many unhappy people. I know it's hard times, and the world sucks sometimes, but there is so much to be happy about.
I feel I am relatively happy and I attribute my happiness to the single fact that I know God loves me, and I know for a fact He did not send me, or anyone else for that matter, here to earth to be miserable. He just would not do that.
I had this epiphany today when I started getting a bit frustrated and cranky. I guess I just realized that no matter what happens, if we want to be eternally happy, we had better get happy now. Plus there is always something to be happy about!
For example like the fact that Elder Beckwith comes home in 52 days, I am excited to say the least!