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Friday, October 28, 2011


Over the last few weeks I have been doing a lot of pondering.  Dangerous past-time right?  My thoughts have been over the goals that I want to have for after the mission.  Some are obvious, such as finding a job and getting back into school, but others are deeper.  Something my mind has been drawn back to again and again is joy.  My companion, Sister Kahrs, knows all about joy and has opened my eyes to an incredible goal for the rest of my life.  Here's the teaser to my goal (before I go into it further):

Classic! Robyn, Me, and Miliana at the Sacramento Temple
I love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
I love to laugh
It's getting worse ev'ry year

The more I laugh
The more I fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more I'm a merrier me
It's embarrassing!
The more I'm a merrier me!

Can you guess where this song originates?  If you guessed "Mary Poppins", you'd be right!  I too LOVE to laugh!  There's so much joy and fun that comes from it (not to mention it's the best ab workout ever!)  My goal is to laugh everyday for the rest of my life.  Not that I will be laughing incessantly, but I want to find one thing to laugh about each and every day. 

In 2Nephi 2 we learn that "... men are, that they might have joy."  This is probably the billionth time I have used this verse, but it is SOOOO true!  Part of our existence in life is to find joy.  My challenge to everyone who reads this post (which I hope is about a bazillion people) is to find something each day to laugh about.  Even on those crumby no good days that seem to have no glimmer of hope.  I promise you that there is at least one thing to put a smile on your face each day.  As you do this, you will be happier in life.  You will also notice more of the little things that bring joy and felicity to your life.

So, go and do!  Remember, "...1to be spiritually-minded is life eternal." (S.M.I.L.E.)


Elder Nathan Crowther said...

Love it! Thanks for that! I'll take up the challenge. I love to laugh. It's true, even on those bad days, there's always SOMETHING to laugh at. Even the thing that makes it crumby can be humurous at times.

Elder Joshua Abercrombie said...

Awesome post, love it.

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