Be Happy Now

Daily Message – January 22nd, 2015

I love this message from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf in his talk, Of Regrets and Resolutions

“Sometimes in life we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to find joy in the journey.

Doesn’t it seem foolish to spoil sweet and joyful experiences because we are constantly anticipating the moment when they will end?

We shouldn’t wait to be happy until we reach some future point, only to discover that happiness was already available—all the time! Life is not meant to be appreciated only in retrospect.”

We talk a lot about goals and the future,  which is important,  but we shouldn’t become so focused on tomorrow that we don’t enjoy today.  Look around you – there are many reasons to be happy today.

I enjoy the quiet time I have every morning to study the scriptures and pray while #1 is at Seminary.  I love coming home to smiles and hugs, spending time with each family member,  and being able to spend my day working with good people.  There’s even more joy I can find in my day, so I hope you’ll join me in thinking about and appreciating all the good things around us every day.

Make it a great one!

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