December News And Notesteach To Be Happy

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I was probably “somewhat satisfied” with my work. But in my late 20s the novelty wore off, and I began plotting a different future. I called my father back in Seattle: “Dad, I’ve got big news. Michelle Obama is reeling after a damning video was just found, and it's really bad news for her husband, former President Barack Obama. The former first lady has been alone on the road over the last few months, distancing herself from Barack, and now, we know why. The damning video catches the former president red-handed, linking him to serious crimes, and now, he's leaving the United States. Get latest News Information, Articles on Happy New Year Quotes Updated on January 04, 2021 19:02 with exclusive Pictures, photos & videos on Happy New Year Quotes at

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By Lettie on January 22, 2021 / 254 views

When I met and married a kind Japanese man in NYC, I thought he would learn a bit more English and we would continue to live our lives there. But in life's twists and turns we ended up living in Tokyo! I was the one who needed to learn Japanese...and fast! There is no experience quite as lonely as living in a foreign country without a grasp of the language. Especially to make friends and to break that...

By A Friend on January 22, 2021 / 341 views

We have met, just not in person. I am a mortgage banker so I do my financial transactions over the phone and computer. This lady is a borrower of mine and I have done two of her refinances over the past couple of years. She is not a woman that is my mother‘s age, not a grandmotherly type of client, because men or women of that age are always very loving and they check up on me. This woman is my...

By Shining Brown on January 20, 2021 / 470 views

Last month I took my son Tom to see his grandparents in the countryside. When we arrived, my father and mother were so happy to see us. Tom’s nana hugged and kissed Tom excitedly. Then his grandpa took him to the yard to play. My mom went to her kitchen to prepare our meal. I knew my Tom was curious about everything in his grandparents’ home, and he would be very excited. At lunch table,...

By Joseph J. Mazzella on January 18, 2021 / 572 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on January 18, 2021 / 572 views

It was the Summer of my 16th year. I was 2000 miles away from home and my heart was aching. I had traveled from the mountains of West Virginia to the great plains of Iowa. I was with a group of boys touring a Seminary college. When the trip had first started I was filled with excitement. It was going to be a week of adventure, a week of travel, and the possibility of starting on a new path in my life. Now 5...

By @Sagihairius on January 14, 2021 / 967 views

I work as an actor at a haunted house and this little girl who was dressed as a cat came through she saw me and was like 'no thank you please dont get closer I am already scared' and I was like alright I appreciate the good manners I'll back off. So her dad picks her up and starts going down the rest of my dark hall and I just hear her yell 'everybody wait! i dropped my ears'...

By A Friend on January 14, 2021 / 1,358 views

I asked my dad if I have ever made him cry in front of me before, because I don't remember ever seeing him cry. He said, 'Once.' He told me that when I was 3 years old, he laid out a pen, a dollar, and a toy of some sort in front of me. He wanted to see which one I would pick. l think that a lot of Chinese people do that... It represents what you'll value most when you...

By A Friend on January 11, 2021 / 954 views

My dad went to clean an old ladies oven, she called the company before and asked if he could pick her up some fish and chips for lunch as she couldn't leave the house. He sent me this picture of him sat with her, eating lunch together an keeping her company. To say I cried, the purest heart to ever live. He wouldn't share it so I just had...

By Joseph J. Mazzella on January 05, 2021 / 1,478 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on January 05, 2021 / 1,478 views

The mountains where I live are full of turning, twisting, narrow, curvy roads. I was driving down one of those roads last Spring. Days of on and off rain had made the ground muddy and hillsides mushy. As I rounded a curve I saw that the weakened soil had released a tree on the hill by the road. It was now laying on the asphalt blocking my lane. I hit the brakes and slowly drove around it. Then I stopped. I...

By A Friend on January 04, 2021 / 1,153 views

I’ve hosted a friend since November due to their depression. Today she made her bed for the first time. She's at the store right...

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 28, 2020 / 1,429 views

December News And Notesteach To Be Happy Hour

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 28, 2020 / 1,429 views

It was the day after Christmas 33 years ago. I was newly married and still in college. Only 10 days earlier my wife had gone into labor with our first child. It was a scary delivery that ended in an emergency C-section. We were so grateful to have Joseph John Mazzella II also known as JJ sleeping peacefully in the cradle next to our bed. The day before we had been on the road showing off our little...

By A Friend on December 27, 2020 / 1,412 views

Something nice that I definitely needed tonight. For the past 15 years, my family (all 13 of us that are local) has gone Christmas caroling in my neighborhood, it’s tradition. We aren’t good at it, but we love doing it. It’s the one time of the year we can see some of our neighbors that we don’t see regularly, and in general, do something fun. This year, for...

By Judith Maduhu on December 22, 2020 / 1,935 views

By Judith Maduhu on December 22, 2020 / 1,935 views

So I and my two girlfriends were taking an evening walk one beautiful day when one of my friend's sandals just snapped. We were in the middle of our way back home and it was really a long way to go, as we were trying to figure out what to do and try some failed DIY's we heard a gentle male voice say 'hey girls i think i can help with that'... We were delighted to hear that and the...

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By Courtney on December 18, 2020 / 1,208 views

I'd just like to share something my children have done. My daughter is 9 and my son is 6. Recognizing that this has been a very difficult year for a lot of people my daughter decided that she would like to raise money for our local homeless shelter. After some discussion we came up with the idea of having a math-athon and the children completed math problems and solicited...

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 18, 2020 / 1,657 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 18, 2020 / 1,657 views

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I was sitting at my kitchen table the other day with a pen, notebook, calculator, and a stack of bills. I was doing my monthly budget. There were bills for electric, water, rent, insurance, the car payment, the phone bill, and the cable bill. Plus money needed to be set aside for food, gas, clothes, and hopefully a little left over to save for those unexpected bills that always seemed to show up. When I was...

By A Friend on December 12, 2020 / 1,571 views

I wanted to share a positive story and spread some of that same love around. A few weeks ago my very old, mostly blind dog decided to go on a walk about. When I tried to call for him he got disoriented and ended up going down into a hill covered in blackberry bushes. If you’ve ever lived in the PNW, you'd understand how awful that really is. I was so distraught and lost as to...

By Unknown on December 11, 2020 / 4,341 views

A professor gave a balloon to every student, who had to inflate it, write their name on it and throw it in the hallway. The professor then mixed all the balloons. The students were given 5 minutes to find their own balloon. Despite a hectic search, no one found their balloon. At that point the professor told the students to take the first balloon that they found and hand it to...

By A Friend on December 11, 2020 / 1,609 views

Today a homeless lady asked if I could buy her dinner, so I thought 'sure why not!'. While I was paying, the cashier noticed the homeless lady waiting outside and asked me if I was buying the food for her. I said yes, and the cashier gave me her food for free! One good turn deserves...

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Sister Jean B. Bingham, General Relief Society President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s campus Devotional address. She spoke about how keeping an eternal perspective leads to current and lasting happiness.

Finding joy in our current day-to-day challenges is difficult. Embracing an eternal perspective can play a large part in a successful earthly journey.

Sister Bingham offered five keys to eternal happiness:

1. Gain a knowledge of and faith in God’s Plan of Happiness.
“When we know who we are, why we are here and where we want to go, we can make choices that bring the greatest happiness and avoid the most pain and anguish, both now and in the eternities,” Sister Bingham said.

She said that through the Plan of Happiness, God’s children were prepared to come to Earth with eternal truths embedded in their spirits and were excited to try to become like their Heavenly Parents.

With the Plan of Happiness as the focus, we can feel joy regardless of our circumstances.

2. Trust in Jesus Christ and his Atonement.
“When we trust the Savior and the reality of his infinite Atonement, we can progress eternally,” Sister Bingham said.

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Progress is not always linear, and staying on the covenant path is not always easy. Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, no one is eternally lost from a divine destiny.

3. Plan and be intentional.
“Make a plan, just like you plan your study of chemistry or literature or statistics or music theory, to understand your divine identity and how to realize your true potential,” Sister Bingham said.

Sister Bingham also suggested reading both ancient and modern scripture, attending the temple regularly and serving others, both assigned and in daily interactions with loved ones and strangers.

Small and simple actions bring spiritual benefits, such as knowledge of our divine identities and strength against the adversary. We do not mature spiritually unless we are willing to change and move to a higher way of living, which requires choices made intentionally each and every day.

4. As you plan, prioritize.
“Rather than being paralyzed with uncertainty, we can use an eternal perspective as a tool to determine our direction when worldly signs may be pointing the wrong way,” Sister Bingham said.

The Lord promised that when the most important things are done first, the other things will be accomplished in the right time and order.

Trials and challenges are required for improvement, and we will each be given trials we need to grow and become closer to Heavenly Father. Keeping an eternal perspective in mind will help us see the errors in our ways, bringing change and improvement in a way that leads to eternal happiness.

5. Act in faith and with patience.
When trying a beloved family recipe, Sister Bingham created crumbly lemon “goo” instead of the intended lemon tarts. While they tasted delicious, they didn’t look as they were supposed to. After years of continued encouragement of family and friends and additional attempts at lemon tarts, now most of the treats come out of the tin looking whole.

“In the process, I learned that it takes a lot of time and careful attention to detail as well as patience and persistence to make something that is of high quality,” she said.

Spiritual progress takes just as much patience and attention to detail. Regardless of the number of attempts it takes, the Savior is there to help us learn and grow.

When looking at train tracks, the tracks become seemingly more narrow as they stretch into the distance. Living with an eternal perspective brings the opposite effect: the more completely we live the principles of the gospel, the more expansive our future becomes.

“I promise that as you plan, prioritize and act with humble faith in God’s love and in the Atonement of Jesus Christ, you will develop an eternal perspective that will help you overcome the challenges of your life and you will feel unexpected, even indescribable, joy,” Sister Bingham said. “You will be guided and blessed, lifted and strengthened to follow the covenant path that leads to becoming your very best eternal self.”