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Kristen OpenshawNovember 30, 2019

Richard Cracroft, my Mormon Literature teacher at BYU and Eugene England, BYU bishop, both made an indelible impression upon me. Thanks for the memories!

Rose C. WalkerNovember 3, 2019

Wonderful to see the inclusion of Richard Cracroft! He was my husband's 2nd mission president, and such a great man. For many years until he passed, my husband would call him when in need of advice. Meeting him a couple of times (mission reunions), and knowing about him from my husband, I adored him as well.

Wally GoddardOctober 30, 2019

Thank YOU all for sharing your gratitude! It brought me even more joy!

Russell NickelOctober 30, 2019

I share everyone else's feelings about this article. You always come up with valuable material for us to contemplate. On a selfish note can you share with me the recipe for pecan brittle? I would appreciate it. My email is [email protected] .

L. J. HerringtonOctober 29, 2019

Men are that they might have joy. Recently, I realized that the currently held definition of the word joy was insufficient. A roller coaster ride might bring a temporary sort of joy, but does not seem to have an eternal perspective. I came to a conclusion similar to yours, though. If we think of joy as actually having 3 parts, it makes better sense. 1. Happiness, due to a recognition of a particular or general blessing, 2. Gratitude to the Lord for such, and 3. An increase in testimony. I then looked up all the ocurrances of joy in the scriptures, and decided they all made eternal sense, with this recognition.

Diana TOctober 29, 2019

Wally, Thank you so much for this. You knocked it out of the park, again. I've read this twice and literally sobbed both times. What a perfect message for us.

V. MillerOctober 29, 2019

This article brought to my day a nostalgia for my parents, grandparents, siblings, childhood friends and experiences that I seldom ruminate on. I am very grateful for those people in my life that the author mentioned in his. Past circumstances and cherished blessings for my faithfulness during the trying times as well as joyful times, have been brought to the forefront of my thoughts again, and I will experience that JOY once more. Thank you

Shauna MurdockOctober 29, 2019

Very inspiring to read your expressive feelings of gratitude.

roxanne dupliseaOctober 29, 2019

thank you for your timely article. gratitude really is important and great blessings come from it. we had a lesson in rs this past sunday on joy and so many had questions on how to receive it.

James KendallOctober 29, 2019

May I be ever-so Grateful for your example it was something I needed at this time in my life, we just made a big move to another city,(from Salt Lake to Vernal, Vernal was where I was born being a little older and disabled I needed to find employment to help supplement our income and it has been hard so it seems that my mind has been focused on the worldly things instead of the many blessings that have been afforded to me through the grace and mercy of our (Maybe we shouldn't have moved, I won't find a job etc...) Lord having my mind opened if it was for just a short moment now understanding where my focus should be the Joy and Happiness will come the faith that things will work out was so needed. Thank you so very much, James Kendall

Marsha AndersonOctober 29, 2019

Thank you, thank you!

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