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There is also in our society a sad tendency among many of us to belittle ourselves. Other persons may appear to us to be sure of themselves, but the fact is that most of us have some feelings of inferiority. The important thing is not to talk to yourself about it. ... The important thing is to make the best of all that we have.
Gordon B. Hinckley

- Gordon B. Hinckley - Today Quotes

Guilt has an important role as it awakens us to changes we need to make, but there are limits to how far guilt will help us.
Guilt is like a battery in a gasoline-powered car. It can light up the car, start the engine, and power the headlights, but it will not provide the fuel for the long journey ahead. The battery, by itself, is not sufficient. And neither is guilt.
Neil L. Andersen

- Neil L. Andersen - Today Quotes

many of the things you can count, do not count. Many of the things you cannot count, really do count.
Albert Einstein

- Albert Einstein - Today Quotes

Do not expect to be free entirely from trouble and disappointment and pain and discouragement, for these are the things that we were sent to earth to endure.
Boyd K. Packer

- Boyd K. Packer - Today Quotes

belonging isn't a matter of circumstance-it's a matter of who you truly are and who you are striving to become like.

Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes

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when bad things happen, we shouldn't ask, "Why did this happen to me?" ... we should ask, "What can I learn from this?"
Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes

How do you reconcile using the talents you've been given for weighty matters versus using your talents for something you just want to do?
Liahona

- Liahona - Today Quotes

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