Wednesday, September 03, 2008

There are no Secrets

By C. LaRene Hall

Can you believe there are people writing self-help books that list hundreds of ways to be happy? A couple of titles I noticed were “9 Habits of Maximum Happiness”, and “The Get Happy Workbook”. At your local bookstore, you can find books that might help you in your search for happiness. That is, if you practice the ideas listed. But, why go to the expense of a book, and time to read it when the answers you need are in your scriptures, or in our prophet’s voice at conference?

You don’t just find happiness – you have to make it happen. You can find your own path to being happy by finding what brings you satisfaction. Happiness comes from the inside. It’s all up to you. Happiness is a choice!

I have observed that the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way. When the door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one that opened for us. I hope we will all continue to watch for those open doors.

1 comment:

Kim Thompson said...

Great reminders, Connie. I need to remember that I'm in charge of my happiness, or unhappiness for that matter.