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looking on the bright side of things (Hinckley)

"What I am suggesting and asking is that we turn from the negativism that so permeates our society and look for the remarkable good in the land and times in which we live, that we speak of one another’s virtues more than we speak of one another’s faults, that optimism replace pessimism. Let our faith replace our fears."
—Gordon B. Hinckley, "Chapter 3: Cultivating an Attitude of Happiness and a Spirit of Optimism", Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, 2016

Why do we pray? (Sorensen)

"The reason our Heavenly Father asks us to pray cannot be that we are able to tell Him something He does not already know. Rather, the reason He asks us to pray is that the process of learning to communicate effectively with Him will shape and change our lives as much as we are changed by learning to communicate as children."

—David E. Sorensen, "Prayer", Ensign, May 1993