I read this statement "A Happy Person is a Grateful Person" by Pres. Howard W. Hunter years ago. It has stayed with me as I have needed the reminder over and over again.
Oftimes this statement will come to mind when I am feeling down. I have conscientiously tried to be more grateful and have often written my gratitude list in my daily journal. Yet, I'm still not always cheerful or 'happy'. But, I do have an underlying joy that overcomes the lack of constant 'happiness' by the worlds terms. I wonder if the 'fun' or energetic kind that we often associate with 'happiness' is the fleeting kind discussed in the scriptures. True joy is lasting and brings peace -- the kind that is not associated with the fun and games so often sought in this temporal existence.
What do you think?