Family Home Evening – 10 Rules For Happiness


Start by pulling out things in a small sack that make you happy, and ask what they think the lesson will be on, by what you are pulling out of the sack.  A few of mine will be:
  • a family picture
  • a temple picture
  • a can of cashews
  • popcorn
  • a small hand weight
  • a picture of a cruise ship, etc.
Don’t we all want happiness in our lives?
However, happiness does not always come from “things” like cashews.
But from “becoming.”
I found this little prize and as I read through it, every single point is a “thinker.”  I think we will go through each of these awesome 10 rules, by Pres. McKay, and talk about what they mean and how they can apply in our lives, making them understandable for the little ones.  I just love how inspirational every one of these are, if you really think about it.


Read this quote by Arthur R. Basset of the Seventy:
 “Happiness comes to those of complete integrity, to those whose hearts are pure, and to those who totally integrate charitable inward feelings with kind outward actions…. Ultimately our judgment will be based more on what we have become than on what we have done. We can never become one with Christ and the Father until we first become one with ourselves.”
I will be showing the following video to my family, even though we watched it back HERE.  I don’t think it hurts to watch it again, and stir the desire to create in my kids.

Then, just because my kids really love watching these videos together as a family, we will also watch this great, great video, called Finding True Happiness:  One of my favorites!!!

Lime Fizz

5 fresh limes, juiced (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1 quart lime sherbet
1 16-ounce bottle lemon-lime soda
Maraschino cherries, for garnishing
8 thin half-slices lime, for garnishing

Place lime juice, sugar, and pineapple juice in a blender and process for 30 seconds. Add half of the lime sherbet and process again for a few seconds. Pour juice mixture into eight 10-ounce glasses (two-thirds full). Fill glasses almost to the top with lemon-lime soda. Top each cup with a scoop of sherbet. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a half-slice of fresh lime. Serve with straws. Makes 8 servings.

Happy Family Night everyone!!!