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September 2, 2012

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Sometimes, in the ups-and-downs of life, we can get ourselves caught in a trap of negative thinking. We may allow circumstances to determine our happiness, which only leads us into a rut of comparison and discontent. We might even think if we didn't have to deal with the "now"—that if we just had more money, a better house, a better car, more obedient children or a more important church calling—our lives would certainly be better. That thinking runs contrary to a message President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently delivered to the women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We shouldn't always be searching for our "golden ticket"--we need to be happy now!

On our September 2 edition of "Mormon Times TV," communication and relationship expert Matt Townsend addresses those concerns and shows us how to avoid fretting about the past or future by better using our time treasuring the sweetness of everyday moments.

You'll also meet a young LDS woman living in New York City who proves you can be funny without being offensive. Comedian Jenna Kim Jones is all the rage on the internet as one of the newer video profiles. And you'll get a look at more clean comedy online—hilarious webisodes geared to busy moms—it's Pretty Darn Funny!

Also on this Sunday's show, Carole Mikita brings us some good news about the LDS missionary who was hit by a bus earlier this year while serving in Brazil. Doctors never expected him to recover, but you'll see how he's beaten the odds and is actually thriving.

And how two-weeks performing humanitarian service in the jungles of Guatemala helped a young man see why autism doesn't stop you from being a great role model.

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