I can't tell you how excited I am about your suggestions! Thank you! Please, keep offering them. Feel free to add your suggestions to the comments on any current post.
I know I said you'd be hearing from my little sister today, but since I will be traveling all day next Sunday, her post has been switched to then.
We talked about The 13 Articles of Faith in church today. They are basically thirteen points of doctrine from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is not a complete list of the doctrine, but definitely key and interesting points.
As we were reviewing the 13th, it occurred to me that it is a perfect guideline to achieving abiding joy in life.
"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."
I am spending time with family, so I'm going to keep this short and leave the majority of the discussion in your hands.
What parts of this stick out to you in your quest for joy?
For me, the entire thing is applicable, but what struck me today is the last part. Won't "anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy" also be something that would bring joy to our lives? Sometimes I, unintentionally, seek after all things negative. Why? What a waste of all that life has to offer!
You know me, I could ramble on about the rest of this for quite sometime, but I'm anxious to hear what you have to say!