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Be Honest With Yourself: Healthy Happy Lucky You!

By: Ardis E. Parshall - May 24, 2011

(See here for background)

From 1956 –

Healthy, Happy, Lucky You!

Lucky is the youth who has learned that health, success, and happiness come with clean living. Lucky is the youth who has learned that some things should not be touched or tampered with … that some things should be left alone.

Lucky is the youth who learns this lesson early in life, from parents and from the teachings of the church – and who doesn’t have to learn in the hard way.

Health and happiness and success are what our Father in Heaven wants for us. And that is why He has given us commandments to keep – and not for any other reason. health and happiness and success are what our parents want for us. And that is why they give us counsel and commandments – and not for any other reason.

We have one mind and one memory – and it deserves to be clear and clean.

We have one earthly body which must last for a lifetime. Our Maker planned it that way. He knows what is good for us. He knows what will give us health and happiness and success and peace inside ourselves. That is why He has told us how to live; that is why He has told us to leave some things alone.

Lucky you; you don’t have to learn everything the hard way. Lucky you; you can learn early from those who love you. Lucky you; you don’t have to pay a painful price for learning how to live you don’t have to learn too late.

Be smart. Be clean. Be virtuous. Be healthy. Be happy.

BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF



3 Comments »

  1. My wireless connection is down again so I’m limited to posting wht can be triggered on my Kindle. Hope to be up again sometime today to post something more substantial, including an MHA guest post by Clair.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — May 24, 2011 @ 6:45 am

  2. Stick a “Be Grateful” onto that last paragraph, and the phrases bear an uncanny resemblance to a certain book written by a certain recent prophet.

    Comment by Clark — May 24, 2011 @ 9:54 am

  3. Clark, that was EXACTLY my first thought, too.

    Comment by Coffinberry — May 24, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

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