Work brings happiness, self-esteem, and prosperity. It is the means of all accomplishment; it is the opposite of idleness. We are commanded to work. (See Gen. 3:19.) Attempts to obtain our temporal, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being by means of a dole violate the divine mandate that we should work for what we receive. Work should be the ruling principle in the lives of our Church membership. (See D&C 42:42; D&C 56:17; D&C 68:30–32; D&C 75:29.)Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: “‘And the Lord Called His People Zion’,” Tambuli, Dec 1984, 2...
The state of our health affects every facet of our life—our feeling of personal well-being, our approach to work, our social interactions—even our service to the Lord.Author: Barbara B. Smith, Source: “Good Health—A Key to Joyous Living,” Ensign, Nov. 1978, 77
Sometimes we focus too much of our attention and energy upon our temporal wants, not only to entertain ourselves and gratify our physical appetites, but also to gain recognition, position, and power. We can become so consumed by the pursuit of these things that we sacrifice the sweetness and enduring peace of mind that are found in spiritual well-being...[I]t is so important for us to keep our eyes upon the basic things that matter most and that will have the greatest eternal consequence for us.Author: Don L Larsen, Source: Ensign, November 1987,p 12
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