Do you want to be happy? Then stop saying cruel things and quit telling lies. Good News Translation As the scripture says, "If you want to enjoy life and wish to see good times, you must keep from speaking evil and stop telling lies. Holman Christian Standard Bible For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit, International Standard Version "For the person who wants to love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. NET Bible For the one who wants to love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from uttering deceit.
New Heart English Bible For, "He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Aramaic Bible in Plain English Therefore, whoever desires life and loves to see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips that they do not speak deceit. Jubilee Bible For he that desires to love life and see the good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile; King James Bible For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: American King James Version For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: American Standard Version For, He that would love life, And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips that they speak no guile: Douay-Rheims Bible For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.
Darby Bible Translation For he that will love life and see good days, let him cause his tongue to cease from evil and his lips that they speak no guile. I wanted a little more I give it 3. Emily is an amazing author and maintains such a positive perspective. She truly exemplifies her words and I love this book. My goal is to see good days no matter what. Jun 29, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. I love this author. I love her perspective and way of looking at life.
She brings scriptures that I gloss over into her life and introduces meaning and purpose to them. For me, her writing just flows and I can relate to her way of communicating. Mar 28, Kate Andrus rated it it was amazing. Mar 25, Kira rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a sweet book.
I loved the parables and the every day examples she used to illustrate her points and make the scriptures understandable and applyable. It reminded me of Elder Bednar's talks in that way. The parable of the Skunk was hilarious and I still giggle when I think about it. The advice in this book is wonderful and timeless because it is rooted in the gospel. The scriptural references were great and she made a few really good points that helped me change my perspective and gave m This was a sweet book. The scriptural references were great and she made a few really good points that helped me change my perspective and gave me tools to chin-up in hard moments in life.
I loved how she described what sowing in tears meant; I now understand that expression so clearly and can easily see how you reap joy after sowing in tears and how it makes you stronger.
It's true that nothing in this book is earth-shattering or new advice; it's something a faithful church-attending LDS saint mostly knows. However, isn't that how Heavenly Father is? He has given us the tools to be happy, we know this.
Expecting some great new answer just isn't the way or His truth. This book was a wonderful collection of reminders and perspectives on how to chose to be happy, and her clear analogies, parables, and real-life examples will make this book stay in my memory for a while to come. Nov 26, Cherie rated it really liked it. Emily Freeman always manages to get me to look at life as a wonderful gift. This little book focuses on how to see each day as the most wonderful day of your life.
When talking to friends, family, or even strangers met along the way, people tend to say "have a good day! In order to "see a good day," we need to change our perspective and look at things in a diff Emily Freeman always manages to get me to look at life as a wonderful gift. In order to "see a good day," we need to change our perspective and look at things in a different light. She gives many good examples of how to start each day looking for the good, how to focus on happiness and joy, and how to know when it is time to move on after confronting and dealing with unhappiness, and sore trials.
Jan 09, Eduardo rated it it was amazing. I was surprise with this one. Went to Deseret Book and told this very intelligent girl what kind of books I liked and she suggested this and that book that I had already read. But then she picked up this one and told me it was written by this lady who wrote 21 Days Closer to Christ - a book for women.
I think this one was written for women too but it is amazingly positive and again, she has that trait that I love in my favorite writers: She talks about having a posit I was surprise with this one. She talks about having a positive view of life on a daily basis as opposed to hoping that the day will be good in and by itself.
Well, I have to agree with us that having a good day does not depend on external events but rather the way we process events in general.
It is short and to the point. Apr 19, Vivian rated it really liked it Shelves: There is so much power in this little book! I loved every minute of reading it. I read a chapter each morning after reading a chapter of the scriptures and every night, again after reading a chapter of the scriptures. I want to give a copy to my sisters. Sadly, my brain is like a sieve and all the good of each chapter trickled out as soon as I shut the book.
Which is also true of the scriptures for me. If I had my own copy of the book I would take the time to do what she suggests with each There is so much power in this little book! If I had my own copy of the book I would take the time to do what she suggests with each chapter. As the copy I read is a library book, back it goes. Jan 25, Rebecca Young rated it really liked it. I couldn't decide between four and five stars!
The ideas that she shares are very meaningful. Each chapter focuses on a particular principle that can help us SEE good days. I found myself wishing I owned my own copy so that I could highlight all the really profound thoughts!
She is obviously quite a scholar of the scriptures I enjoyed her use of some rather obscure verses from Deuteronomy. I am anxious to check out I couldn't decide between four and five stars! I am anxious to check out her other books Jan 18, Lori rated it it was amazing. Sometimes you come across a book that is just what you need at that moment.
This was one for me. I love Emily Freeman's use of scripture and her life's experiences to illustrate how we can "see" good days.
For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; Berean Study Bible For, “Whoever. The bible specifically tells us how to love our life and to see good days. We often pursue happiness in many ways. However, sometimes the pursuit of happiness.
I was surprised at the scripture selections, but they made me think about and ponder on verses that I had often read without really making a connection to my everyday life. I especially loved her chapter about "living after the manner of happiness". It dovetailed with some other books I am rea Sometimes you come across a book that is just what you need at that moment.
It dovetailed with some other books I am reading and added insight to the Plan of Happiness. May 09, Steph rated it really liked it Shelves: I started out with a little bit of a negative attitude towards the book and author when I first started reading the book - Who is this lady to be giving me advice on how to live my life? What sort of qualifications does she have? After all, she's not a general authority for my LDS faith and she hasn't been previously. After I got a few chapters in though my attitude started to change and I really started enjoying it.
It was a relatively quick read and my favorite line that I got from the book, w I started out with a little bit of a negative attitude towards the book and author when I first started reading the book - Who is this lady to be giving me advice on how to live my life? It was a relatively quick read and my favorite line that I got from the book, which may become my new family motto, is "Choose Happiness". Aug 12, Marcie rated it really liked it. This book has a simple concept -- a compilation of ways to change your perspective and see good days each and every day.
Each chapter highlights a different method for loving life even when life is hard and while the ideas were not necessarily earth shattering or brand new, I still really enjoyed this book.
The book is a great reminder and filled with sweet stories to illustrate her points. Definitely recommend for a quick, uplifting read. Mar 07, Michelle rated it it was ok. It took less than an hour to read. Though the book was inspiring and motivating with some good personal stories that prove her points, I didn't feel like there was much new said, and indeed, with a subject like this in a genre like this, there never will be. Her writing is free and simple, and I considered just reading the whole book aloud for the talk I'll be giving in church this weekend.
I wouldn't do that.
Jan 10, Nancy rated it really liked it Recommended to Nancy by: There is a story about a skunk at the beginning that had me laughing and the last chapter is about a 'happiness' journal of her grandmother's. In between are a lot of straightforward insights and ideas on how to better love life and see good days. A lot of scriptures are cited with her interpretation as how they relate to the topic. She uses a lot of stories. What could be overly sentimental or preachy is not; it feels more like thoughts shared between friends.
I quite liked it.
Jan 17, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was exactly what I needed to read. The content was timely for my life, so I really enjoyed it. The style of writing is simple and easy to understand, so you could sit down and read through this book in a day or two. The author shared some great stories that I could definitely relate to. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. If you are searching for something simple and uplifting, this would be a great book to consider.
It helps to see the beauty in all situations. Sep 01, Nita V rated it it was amazing.
To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Of the seven things God is said to find abominable in Proverbs 6: They must keep their lips from telling lies. This is a quick read with a direct and simple message. The author shares her wisdom, funny stories, and scriptures to serve as a reminder to see good things each and every day of our lives.
You feel as if the author is your friend, sharing words and examples to encourage you durnig a challenging time! I actually bought this to give to a friend who was going through a hard time, and I read the book before giving it to my friend! I am going to have to find myself a good used copy so I can have it in my library as well!
Apr 17, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: Once in a while a book comes along at just the right moment in my life. That is how I feel about this little gem. I laughed and cried and felt so uplifted. Loved loved this book. Mar 28, Alison rated it it was amazing. Reading this book is like having a wise friend remind you of all the good things in life.