Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chill Out


There is too much sadness in this world! People are worrying too much about life when there is still SO much to be happy about! I decided a few weeks ago to make it my little mission to make at least one person smile every day. The ultimate goal is to cheer up everybody I come across. Why should we be unhappy when the gospel has been restored to the earth? We have a living prophet! We have temples all around us (some more than others, but they are practically sprouting up everywhere!), missionaries in the field, and the power of the Holy Ghost to guide us each day. President Monson said this about happiness: "To find real happiness, we must seek for it in a focus outside ourselves. No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow man." If you see somebody that needs groceries carried to their car, or someone with a sad look on their face, or even somebody who is in a really bad mood, you should throw them a smile or a helping hand. It makes all the difference in the world! You won't worry about the state of the world because you're built on the "rock" mentioned in Helaman 5:12 (if you haven't read that scripture recently, look it up). Yeah, we're going to have trials and bad days and even times when we don't think we can go any further. But that's when the one who already went through it all will carry you. All I want for this world is for people to just chill.... and look around at all of the things we can be happy about!

6 comments:

shawn said...

don't worry ...be happy :-)

what was i thinking?! said...

Such a wise young woman...

Ging said...

Good thoughts Kenz! You inspire me more than you realize,...but stay out of refrigerators- geesh!! Just today Caleb asked me to put him in the dryer so he could hide from Ellie. I don't think I will let him read you blog.

Kenz said...

Uhh, I don't know if you know this, Madre, but I actually DID get in a dryer last semester! Courtney had to pull me out! hehehe...

Savanna Landrum said...

Consider your smile quota done for the day. That picture was just too much, I had to laugh!

A THORN AMONG ROSES said...

Has anyone else noticed how the "next" generation seems to be representing our family amazingly! Go Kenz. As I was reading 1st Nephi I recognized a new twist to the 1st verse. It ties exactly into what you are talking about. Nephi looked past his adversities and recognized the hand of God in his life. Have a great time at school and as Shawn counseled, "be happy".