Mormons. We are everywhere. You see our YouTube videos, our faces on billboards and commercials, our facebook status's, our car decals, our blog posts, our cute missionaries on bikes or at your doorstep. Why are Mormons so pro-mormon? Why do you think so many of us are so eager to share our faith. I'll tell you why.
Its because being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes us happy. When you get a good grade on a test or score a rocking deal on a new outfit, what would you do? You call your best friend to tell them about it. When you find $20 in your coat pocket, you tweet about it. When something makes you happy, or impresses your life in some way, you want to share it. Its human nature. The truth is, being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes us happier than anything on earth. The knowledge that Christ's church is upon the earth is incredible news to us. The fact that we believe that the power and authority of God, the same power and authority given to Jesus Christ and his apostles, is available to us here on earth is life changing. So why wouldn't we want to share that with anyone who will listen.
Why does it make us so happy you wonder? We don't "party" (unless you count card games, which I don't). We don't drink tea or coffee. We don't have sex before marriage. Outside of the church, people make lists of what we "can't" do. But rarely do they realize what giving up these things allows us TO DO. Because we choose to give up these small 'pleasures' in life, we live much happier. Opting out of these and other habits keeps us free from life altering addictions, diseases, and other heart breaking experiences that only limit your options in life. Even more than that, when you realize that by following these commandments you can live with your family forever, as well as many other eternal truths, following those commandments seems like a worthy sacrifice.
So if you ever wonder why Mormons are so creepily happy all the time, go to the source, ask your friend/co worker why they love being Mormon. Invite those missionaries in for a glass water, or even better... take them to lunch! We are eager to share what we know, only because it makes us so happy. No one likes to keep a secret like that.
My name is Kaitlin O'Connor. I am a Junior in College. I take pictures. I watch British films. I spend too much time on the J. Crew website. I love my friends and family. I look forward to my future. I am a Mormon.