Sometimes, in the ups and downs of life, we can get caught in a trap of negative thinking. We may allow circumstances to determine our happiness, which only leads us into a rut of comparison and discontent. We might even think if we didn’t have to deal with the “now” — that if we just had more money, a better house, a better car, more obedient children or a more important church calling — our lives would certainly be better.
That thinking runs contrary to a message President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, recently delivered to the women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We shouldn't always be searching for our "golden ticket" — we need to be happy now!
On the Sunday, Sept. 2, edition of “Mormon Times TV,” communication and relationship expert Matt Townsend addresses those concerns and shows us how to avoid fretting about the past or future by better using our time — treasuring the sweetness of everyday moments.
You’ll also meet a young LDS woman living in New York City who proves you can be funny without being offensive. Comedian Jenna Kim Jones is all the rage on the Internet as one of the newer mormon.org video profiles. And you’ll get a look at more clean comedy online — hilarious webisodes geared to busy moms — it’s Pretty Darn Funny!
Also on Sunday’s show, Carole Mikita brings us some good news about the LDS missionary who was hit by a bus earlier this year while serving in Brazil. Doctors never expected him to recover, but you’ll see how he’s beaten the odds and is actually thriving.
Viewers will also learn how performing humanitarian service in the jungles of Guatemala for two weeks helped a young man appreciate why autism doesn’t stop someone from being a great role model.
The “Mormon Times TV" television show airs weekly on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. on KSL-TV following the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. It can also be viewed online at mormontimestv.ksl.com , where you can see past episodes. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/mormontimestv and join in the conversation. We’re always looking for inspiring, uplifting stories that involve people of the LDS faith. If you have some ideas you’d like to share, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle King is the host of "Mormon Times TV," which airs Sundays at 10 a.m. on KSL. Email: email@example.com