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21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

Have you ever had a moment where you pause to take a breath and appreciate something small? These little wonders can be tender mercies in our lives. Here are 21 such simple pleasures that Latter-day Saints in particular might find in their everyday lives. 

1. Knowing the scripture that a speaker is quoting

Especially if it's not a scripture mastery scripture. 


2. Finding the answer to a prayer in a random scripture

Getting an answer to a prayer is always a simple pleasure. Finding it somewhere unexpected is even more touching.


3. Singing your favorite hymn in sacrament

Or any of the really inspiring hymns you love. 

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

4. Hearing your favorite hymn sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Just like singing your favorite hymn in your local congregation, it's also a joy to hear your favorite songs performed by the Choir. Especially if you catch it during the weekly broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word.

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

5. Finding a modest shirt, swimsuit, or pair of shorts 

Even if you live in Utah, there's a special thrill that comes with finding a modest piece of clothing you don't have to alter or wear a tank top under. 


6. Getting a letter or email from your missionary

Missionary moms especially. 

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

7. Listening to your favorite general conference speaker

Every conference talk is good, but there's always something special about your favorite speaker. 

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

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8. Hearing your mission language in conference

With the recent changes to allow foreign languages at conference, it's a thrill to hear your mission language used to deliver an address. 


9. Watching conference in PJs

Seriously, there's so much to love about general conference. 


10. Finishing reading the Book of Mormon

Whether it's your first time or your fiftieth, the sense of accomplishment you get after finishing Moroni 10 can't be beat. 

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

11. Finding hidden LDS connections in your favorite movies and games

Whether it's listening to the now-infamous discussion on Cheers about Mormons and flowers or finding a LEGO picture of Joseph Smith in a video game, finding LDS connections in pop culture is always fun. 

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

12. When a non-member stands up for Mormons

We love to hear about times when those not of our faith stick up for us Latter-day Saints. 

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

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13. Getting a good deal at Deseret Book

Deseret Book has some quality LDS products, which is why getting a good deal there is always something to celebrate. 

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

14. Finding out your favorite reality TV contestant is LDS

We knew we liked that person for a reason. 

-->Read about 18 Mormons on Reality TV Who Stood for Their Standards

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

15. Hearing a really moving testimony

Doesn't matter where—at Church, in a TV interview, or at FHE—it's always wonderful.


16. Eating after a long day of fasting

Especially if you've been cooking dinner in the crockpot all day. 


17. Getting daily LDS news in your email inbox

So excited to see what's new in Mormondom!

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21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

18. Walking around the temple grounds

You don't even have to go inside to appreciate the simple pleasure of walking around a temple. 


19. Hearing new Church announcements

We get a small thrill every time we hear an exciting new announcement from the Church. 

21 Simple Pleasures Only Mormons Will Understand

20. Contributing a good comment to a Sunday School lesson

It's always uplifting to know that you helped the teacher—and that you nailed it.


21. Recognizing the hand of God in the mini-miracles of your everyday life 

Above all, noticing the hand of God in our lives makes each and every small moment a simple pleasure.