Thursday, April 25, 2013

How to Find Happiness A-Z: V

Because you are especially unique, you have a set of values you hold to. While everyone's inner compass might be different, I'd like to share a few values I grew up believing in, ones that I feel contribute greatly to my happiness.

Faith: "Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye have hope for things which are not seen, which are true (Alma 32:21)." --This one goes hand in hand with belief. Faith is acting on a hope or belief, without knowing the outcome.

Divine Nature: I believe I'm a child of God. That gives me a deeper sense of my purpose and importance. It also places the weight on my shoulders to act as his daughter.

Individual Worth: Remember that post about being unique? Because I know my divine nature, I understand my worth.

Knowledge: Education, learning, growth should always be sought after actively.

Choice and Accountability: I'm responsible for the decisions I make, and accordingly, I have the power to alter my circumstances. I am infidelity powerful to change my own world.

Good Works: Enough said. Right?

Integrity: Check out my "I" post. This is a sense of honesty with oneself and the world about them, not just in thought or word, but in deeds.

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Virtue: "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies (Proverbs 31:10)." In this day and age I think most people have forgotten the importance of virtue--a high moral understanding/use of ones' physical self and thoughts. Virtuous living leads more powerfully to happiness than anything I know. Someone who lives a virtuous life is not bogged down by guilt, regret, and pain that comes from making poor decisions.

Do you have other values you live by or have found lead to happiness? What are they?


  1. i do believe in the "golden rule" :)

  2. I like your explanation of Good Works. :)

  3. So glad you stopped by my blog! Love, love, love this post! I agree 110%. If integrity and accountability were still the standard to shoot for, we'd be in a lot better shape as people and a nation.

  4. Well done! I have an award for you at more...Millvallison.

  5. I often take a step back and look at the values I am instilling in my kids. Great post.

    1. I think every effort made on the kids is an investment in the future of the world. Way to shape it wisely!

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    1. I have a usual? Eek. That's scary. Perhaps I need to exercise more powers of randomness... ;)

  7. Do unto others...That's one I tend to go by :)

  8. :) Great values that really helped during the hard times, eh?


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