Gordon B. Hinckley Chapter 3: Cultivating an Attitude of Happiness and a Spirit of Optimism

author/source: Megan Hanson

Gordon B. Hinckley Chapter 3: Cultivating an Attitude of Happiness and a Spirit of Optimism




  • Editable Journal Pages -  You can add your own questions in Word to this editable journal page! (Beginning with Chapter 8, we will be using Google Docs instead of Word for the editable Journal Page)  Open in Word, then type in your questions in the sections that say "Type your question here"
  • 4x6 and 5x7 JPGs. These are perfect for you to print the handouts at a print shop! 

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Activity Ideas:


Great object lesson on Oneshetwoshe.com

A fun object lesson on believing in yourself to succeed on Build Your Walls! Guard Your Gates!

You could start your lesson with a glass half full of water. This is an obvious one, but still very effective! Ask for volunteers to say whether they see a class half full or half empty. Why do we sometimes ignore the blessings and only see the negative? And why are there some people who see the positive and the not the negative? If we are a "glass half empty" person, what can we do to change our attitudes and outlook on life?





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(Each of the following websites offer ideas and helps for the Gordon B. Hinckley lessons. They don't always post in a timely manner though! I link to these websites in the hope that they will post in time for you to get the help for your lesson, but I have no control over when they post.)



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