If you find yourself struggling to keep your head up and feeling a little bit down, here are some tips to happiness from Elder Holland’s talk “Living After the Manner of Happiness”.
Happiness is a lifestyle
“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
Sometimes we focus so much on the gospel making us happy that when we forget that turning outward to others is a prerequisite to our own happiness. If you want to be happy, you need to stop worrying about your own happiness. Chasing your own happiness and doing things for you in the end will leave you with nothing.