Something That Makes Me Smile
August 2017

“Something That Makes Me Smile,” New Era, August 2017

Something That Makes Me Smile

New Era Magazine, 2017/08 Aug

Back in April, we asked you to send us examples of something that makes you smile. Wow, did you ever respond! It was hard to narrow down all the great things you shared, but here are a few of them. In fact, we decided to share even more next month. So check out the next issue for more great smiles.

These are my two ferrets and two cats. They make me laugh and smile every time they run around and play with each other.

Anna B., 13, Virginia, USA

Dancing makes me smile because it is my passion. It’s like when you smell chocolate, you just grin from ear to ear. That’s dance for me. I look at it or I actually do it, and my smile is bigger than the size of a banana.

Armarna K., 12, Gold Coast, Australia

It’s such a privilege to compete in rodeos with my horses! They are one of God’s most beautiful creations. The way they run stops me in my tracks and puts a smile on my face!

Breanna A., 17, Utah, USA

Kayaking with my dog, Rueger, makes me smile! My brother and I were fishing from our kayaks one morning. The water was freezing. Our dog was so excited he jumped right in with us and loved sitting in the kayak with me!

Conrad M., 12, Idaho, USA

Going skating with my sisters makes me smile!

Lisa D., 14, Utah, USA

Something that makes me smile is working on my church in Minecraft, because it allows me to do something related to the Church and still be able to do my favorite hobby.

Michael K., 12, Utah, USA

I love my origami and my music—especially the way they make others smile.

Miyah L., 14, Washington, USA

Herbed Biscuits

3 c. flour

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. Italian herb blend

Mix well. Then cut in 10 Tbsp. butter until it is pea-sized

Then add: 1 c. milk (or a bit more) and stir.

Cut out and place on baking stone or cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter, and put kosher salt and garlic powder on top. Bake at 350º F (180º C) for 12 minutes.

Sydney M., 14, North Dakota, USA

The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple [and painting].

Melanie T., 17, Pennsylvania, USA

My best talent at the moment is drawing. Your talents could be sports. You should make the most of your talents. Some people even have talents of seeing the good in people no matter what. That is probably the best talent.

Brandon V., 17, Idaho, USA

I painted this because it allows me to slow down and appreciate things passing by. I feel like we live in a society where everything is moving fast, and we tend to miss the little things.

Tad J., 16, Utah, USA