Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where do we go after we leave this life?
"When compared to these eternal verities, the questions of daily living are really rather trivial," writes Thomas S. Monson, second counselor in the First Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In Live the Good Life, President Monson shares personal experiences and gospel truths that can add to our understanding of the purpose of life and how we might find true happiness and enjoy "the good life." Among his messages are these:
"To reach, to teach, to touch the precious souls whom our Father has prepared for His message is a monumental task. Success is rarely simple. Generally it is preceded by tears, trials, trust, and testimony."
"Life is a sea upon which the proud are humbled, the shirker is exposed, and the leader is revealed. To sail it safely, . . . we need to learn by the experience of others, to stand firm for principles, to broaden our interests, and to be reliable in our discharge of duty."
"Life's journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls and snares. Rather, it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed: the courage to say no, the courage to say yes."
Live the Good Life is a book to be read and treasured by all who seek answers to important questions, answers that point the way to eternal happiness.