Aaron Sanns, Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, encouraged students to see the good in life during the July 7th Devotional.

Brother Sanns began his talk by speaking on creating positive views in your life, and that the things we choose to surround ourselves with influence how we see the world.

While the world is focusing on negative views, such as corruption and natural disasters, we can control how it affects us.

“It is not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality.” Sanns said.

Brother Sanns said that we need to create our own views and not let the negative things in life impair them.

“It is vital to recognize that the struggles of the past did not hold back great men and women from achieving wonderful things.” Sanns said.

Sanns encouraged students to focus on the positive direction of life – the improvements to medicine, a longer life expectancy, the fact that the Church is stronger now than it has ever been before.

“We should not wait until we feel we are totally secure and our lives are in total order, before we let ourselves be happy, and take active steps towards the future.” Sanns said. “If we do, we will be waiting a lifetime.”

Brother Aaron Sanns closed his talk by saying that a good view of life depends on how you deal with your aches and trials.

“We can handle it all through the Savior.”

To view this devotional, click here.