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However, many today grapple with these same issues on a much larger scale. They are either unable to see things as they truly are or are unsatisfied with truth. Moreover, there are forces at play today designed to deliberately lead us away from absolute truth. These deceptions and lies go far beyond innocent mistaken identity and often have dire, not minor, consequences.
Gary E. Stevenson

- Gary E. Stevenson - Today Quotes

Miserable people have a recycle bin full of past mistakes. Every day they rethink their regrets and recycle their remorse. Their language is full of phrases like, 'I should've,' 'I would've,' 'I could've,' 'Why didn't I?' and 'If only.' They never look where they're going because they can't take their eyes off where they've been.
John Bytheway

- John Bytheway - Today Quotes

Let's be honest - even when life is running smoothly, a piercing eye can still detect something to complain about. The reverse, however, is also true: no matter how hard things become, we can always find something to be thankful for.

And that's where something beautiful happens.

Here's a simple but powerful experiment: try keeping a gratitude journal. Every day for at least three weeks, write down three things you're grateful for that happened that day. In addition, feel free to add a few general things you're thankful for such as flowers, family, or food.

Soon you'll find that you not only notice more easily those things you can add to your list, but you actually start expecting to find them. Living with more gratitude helps you better find joy in your current circumstances, which has a significant and direct effect on your happiness.
Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes

Inheriting a fortune that allowed you to lounge on the beach forever would almost certainly be detrimental to your happiness?-even though worldly logic shouts otherwise. The truth is, we need to stay engaged in meaningful work to be happy.
Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes

For me and many others, there is sometimes an added wrinkle of complexity when it comes to feeling joyful or happy-even after choosing to live righteously.
Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes

It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It's gratefulness that makes us happy.
Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes

The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
D. Todd Christofferson

- D. Todd Christofferson - Today Quotes

Rather than receiving easy answers, children need to grow in the art of decision-making. We can provide guidance but should allow them to think for themselves and begin making even the smallest of decisions.
Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes

Cookie Monster (a famous Sesame Street character) had won a quiz show, and he could choose among three choices for his prize. First, he could have a new house one month later. Second, he could have a new car one week later. Or third, he could have a magnificent cookie?-right now! What do you think he chose? You are right?-he chose the cookie!

We laugh at this, but the choices we make are critical?-they are the key to our future and happiness. Remember, we are the sum total of every decision we make. We live at a time when almost every choice is debated and dissected.
Quentin L. Cook

- Quentin L. Cook - Today Quotes

The decisions we make every day may seem small, but they always have real implications and big consequences, for good or bad.
Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes