Then the weekend was really slow and hard but I have learned well from many examples in my life that we cannot get our heads down. You have to keep smiling and keep going. Sometimes it is the hardest thing to do because of the circumstances we are in and the lack of results around us and even sometimes our own pride. But I always want to be happy in my circumstances be whatever they be. When I was in Povoa I got a lot of comments about how I was always smiling and always cheerful. That made me feel really good when I heard that and it is something that I always want to have for the rest of my life. Our lesson in priesthood this week was also about this subject and I quite liked our discussion that we had and like the scripture from Mosiah 2:41 talks about the happy and blessed state of those that keep the commandments. It really is true. God the Father sent us here to be tried tested and refined by our trials and struggles into something that He wants us to become. The refiners fire is not always the funnest place to be but everyone needs it. But God gave us the commandments so that we could have happiness during every stage of our lives. The commandments are trulys the guide to happiness. God knows everything and is loving enough to tell us what we need to do and how we need to live if we want true happiness. So conclusion if you want to be happy keep the commandments. Plain and simple:) If you want to know just test it out and see how things go:)
LOve you all so much!