Such is Life

This has been my "theme" as of late:

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
-Barbara de Angelis

But I would like to add:

"Each one of us has been given the power to change his or her life. As part of the Lord’s great plan of happiness, we have individual agency to make decisions. We can decide to do better and to be better. In some ways all of us need to change..."
-James E. Faust

And definitely:

"If we will turn to the Lord and believe on His name, we can change. He will give us the power to change our lives..."
-James E. Faust

Lastly:

"Here, then, is a great truth. In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner’s fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong. In this way the divine image can be mirrored from the soul. It is part of the purging toll exacted of some to become acquainted with God. In the agonies of life, we seem to listen better to the faint, godly whisperings of the Divine Shepherd."
-James E. Faust

I'm just sayin'.