Happiness

“Simply having fun is not lasting happiness. Living the gospel brings happiness. So does being a good neighbor, a devoted parent or child, and a valiant disciple of Christ.” (Cristina B. Franco, Primary General Presidency, “Be of Good Cheer,” Ensign, December 2019)

“As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to know how and where true happiness is found. It is found in carefully living the gospel established by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and in striving to become more like Him.” (Becky Craven, Young Women General Presidency, “Careful versus Casual,” General Conference, April 2019)

“Deep and lasting happiness comes by intentionally and carefully living the gospel of Jesus Christ.” (Becky Craven, Young Women General Presidency, “Careful versus Casual,” General Conference, April 2019)

“Being happy doesn’t mean to slap a plastic smile on your face no matter what is going on. But it does mean keeping the laws of God and building and lifting others. When we build, when we lift the burden of others, it blesses our lives in ways our trials cannot take away.” (Sharon Eubank, Relief Society General Presidency, “Turn On Your Light,” General Conference, October 2017)

“There is an energy that comes from happiness and optimism that doesn’t just bless us–it builds everyone around us. Any small thing you do to light real happiness in others shows that you are already carrying the torch.” (Sharon Eubank, Relief Society General Presidency, “Turn On Your Light,” General Conference, October 2017)

“Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation is that we obey the laws and ordinances of the gospel and gain eternal life and thus become as God is. This is the true and lasting happiness Heavenly Father offers us. There is no other true and lasting happiness.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Abiding In God and Repairing the Breach,” General Conference, October 2017)

“As you fulfill your covenant responsibilities and participate in building the kingdom of God, blessings will flow into your life and you’ll discover the deep and lasting joy of discipleship.” (Bonnie L Oscarson, former Young Women General President, “Young Women in the Work,” General Conference, April 2018)

“Jesus instructs His disciples to keep His commandments because He knows that as we follow His example, we will begin to experience joy, and as we continue on His path, we will come to a fulness of joy.” (Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President, “That Your Joy Might Be Full,” General Conference, October 2017)

“Yielding to the Lord’s way is the only way to lasting happiness.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Yielding Our Hearts to God,” General Conference, October 2015)

“There is so much more of happiness to be had when we can rejoice in another’s successes and not just in our own.” (Barbara B. Smith, quoted in Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, “We’ll Ascend Together,” General Conference, April 2015)

“Every one of us can strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ on our individual journey and find joy.” (Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President, “Returning to Faith,” General Conference, April 2015)

“A wellspring of goodness, of strength and confidence is within us, and when we listen with a feeling of trust, we are raised up. We are healed. We not only survive, but we love life. We laugh; we enjoy; we go forward with faith.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Blessed by Living Water,” General Conference, April 2003)

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