I read a quote from President Monson today:
“The happy life is not ushered in at any age to the sound of drums and trumpets. It grows upon us year by year, little by little, until at last we realize that we have it. It is achieved in individuals, not by flights to the Moon or Mars, but by a body of work done so well that we can lift our heads with assurance and look the world in the eye. Of this be sure: You do not find the happy life — you make it.” (“Attitudes of Accomplishment,” BYU Devotional, May 19,1970)
I believe we all have an inherent right to happiness :) This doesn’t mean we will or should have constant happiness, but it does mean we’re always worth happiness. When it’s present we can enjoy it! And when not, we can learn to appreciate it even more.
I heard HWN today through the words of our modern-day prophet.
p.s. I ran into a man in the temple today whose grandfather was my great-grandfather’s brother :) Fun connection!