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Hello, and welcome to our garden of happy thoughts! Please come in, and relax!

I love to collect uplifting poems, quotes, scriptures, stories, etc. I created this page to share some of this collection with you. I hope you enjoy it!

It is said that the Devil once held a sale of all the tools of his trade. Everything was displayed in a plate-glass window.
His keen-edged dagger of jealousy, his sledgehammer of anger, his bow of greed, his arrows of lust and covetousness, his weapons of vanity, fear, envy and pride. Under each was its price.
In the place of honor, framed and set apart from all the others, was a small wedge,
dented and marked with use. The price set upon it was higher than all the other tools combined.
When asked the reason for this amazing difference, the Devil explained,
"It is because this is the one tool I can use when all others fail. Let me get that little wedge into a man's consciousness and it opens up the way for all other things. The wedge of discouragement has opened more doors than all the other weapons combined."


I don't know how to say it

But somehow it seems to me

That maybe we are stationed

Just where God wants us to be,

That the place I'm fulfilling

Was the reason for my birth

And just to do the things I do

He sent me down to earth.

Sometimes I get to thinking

And as my labors I review

That I should have a higher place

With greater things to do.

But I've come to the conclusion

When my envying is stilled

That the place to which God has sent me

Is the place he wanted filled.

Since God knows and understands

All things of earth and sea,

I fancy that He placed me

Just where He wanted me.

So I'll plod along and struggle

In the hopes that when the day is through

That I'm really necessary

In what God wants to do.

And there isn't any service I can give

That I would scorn,

For it just might be the reason

God allowed me to be born!

When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried over 2,000 experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times. He said, "I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. it just happened to be a 2,000-step process."

Your life is your gift from God, what you do with it is your gift back!
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A smile is a curve that can very often set things straight!
"Most men are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
--Abraham Lincoln

Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great."
--D&C 64:33

"Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to your next-door neighbor ...Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
---Mother Teresa
I hope you all leave here feeling better and happier!

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