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happiness

My constant companion – anxiety

Whether stressing over schoolwork, worrying about a family member, or anxiously awaiting a package, everyone has felt anxiety at some point in their life. While some people can easily distract themselves from stressful events, others aren’t able to manage…

Learning Fearlessly

|Anne Wolfe, 18| I have been doing what most of the world has been doing. NOTHING! Out of sheer boredom, I was reading through one of my notebooks. This particular notebook was dedicated to writing down interesting facts, quotes,…

The Recipe for Happiness

| Kadie W., 17, California | A cup of sugar, a dazzle of salt, and a teaspoon of vanilla are just a few of the key components to a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Just like sugary, delicious desserts, many…

The Enemy of Excellence

A while ago, I came across this insightful quote from Elder Kevin W. Pearson:   “Average is the enemy of excellence, and average commitment will prevent you from enduring to the end.”   The context of this quote referred…

Sunshine in Your Heart

It was gray and rainy this morning where I live. We had to duck and cover as we sprinted from the parked car to the church doors. Partway through the church service, we sang: “You can live a happy…

If She Only Chose

One of my very favorite books is Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. It’s also my mom’s favorite book, and for good reason – there are many wonderful lessons contained in those pages. 🙂   Several chapters into Little Women,…

Find Joy in YOUR Journey

So many times throughout my life I have heard the phrase, “find joy in the journey.”  Journey … what does that even mean? Journey has been defined as:  “an act of traveling from one place to another or a long…