11 – Power of Optimism

8 Powerful Reminders for Missionaries Who Come Home Early

8 Powerful Reminders for Missionaries Who Come Home Early

If you or someone you know came home from the mission before the time that the mission call originally prescribed, even if it was an “honorable release,” it isn’t easy. In fact, most missionaries who come home early drop into a winter of depression that is hard to melt. Click […]

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10 Fictional Characters Who Will Change Your Life Forever

10 Fictional Characters Who Will Change Your Life Forever

Sometimes I sit and think about the great men and women (and lions) I would like to sit down and talk with in heaven. Here is a list of ten with whom this fantasy will never be possible. They are still alive though – inside of me. And each has […]

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14 Reasons Why Happy People are Happy

14 Reasons Why Happy People are Happy

You may have read our article on 6 things you DON’T need to be happy. Well, here are some reasons why the happiest returned missionaries, (and most people) are the way they are. I’m not saying that you have to have all of these to be happy, but I am […]

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21 Things Anyone Can be Happy About (No-Brainer Gratitude)

21 Things Anyone Can be Happy About (No-Brainer Gratitude)

Gratitude is just choosing to be happy about things. Below is a small list of 21 things that anyone can be happy about. Gratitude is good for you. It’s more healthy for your heart than Cheerios. It naturally provides you with the same hormone as Prozac. 1 Grateful people are happy people. […]

by × November 28, 2013 × 4 comments
6 Things You DON’T Need to be Happy

6 Things You DON’T Need to be Happy

Here are a 6 things that a lot of returned missionaries (and most people) think they need to be happy, but you really don’t. Feel free to disagree and suggest others in the comments. And if you haven’t read it yet, don’t miss the newest post on 14 Reasons Why […]

by × November 7, 2013 × 38 comments
Learned Optimism: 3 Habits to Happiness

Learned Optimism: 3 Habits to Happiness

Have you ever wondered how the prophets get any sleep at all?  Or are able to function day to day when they are burdened—almost—with the weight of the world on their shoulders? How they can know that they are God’s representative on Earth and yet have that Earth filled with […]

by × January 20, 2013 × 4 comments
Wisdom From Gandalf

Wisdom From Gandalf

This is a powerful quote from the new movie by Peter Jackson – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. We shared this on our social media channels and wanted to make it available here as well. Please share if you agree with this.   This was said by a fictional character, […]

by × January 15, 2013 × 4 comments