I was listening to this talk by President Eyring and was thinking how important it is for all of us to have unity in our families. There is conflict raging everywhere. We are surrounded by it. But we don't have to invite it into our lives. There is so much negative out there, that we need to consciously avoid it. It is important for us to do everything we can to have the Spirit in our lives and in our homes. The Spirit will bring us true happiness. Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. Because we are an eternal family, we need to work hard to maintain and improve this blessing.
I also found this talk to be fascinating. He tells how he changed himself by thinking about the ways he thinks. Although this talk has a number of typos, etc. it has excellent content. I hope you will have time to read it. I may have sent it to some of you in the past.
Anyway, I love all of you and hope you will have happy lives. I know we can't be happy all the time, but we can be most of the time. When you consider our blessings-- a loving Heavenly Father, the Savior and his atonement, prophets, apostles, truth, temples, eternal families, the restored gospel... we have reasons to rejoice every single day.
Elder Eyring ends his talk with these words:
"God the Father lives. He hears and answers our prayers in love. The Savior Jesus Christ, resurrected and glorious, lives and reaches out to us in mercy. This is His true Church. President Monson is the living prophet of God. If we are united in sustaining him with all our hearts, with willing obedience to do what God would have us do, we will move together in power to go wherever God would have us go and to become what He wants us to be.
I leave you my blessing that you will enjoy unity in your homes and in the Church. And I leave you the Lord’s promise that you will have the righteous desire of your heart for that joy in unity."
Remember how much we love you.