General Conference is this weekend. There's some pretty cool promotional stuff about it up on lds.org right now if you haven't checked that out yet.
Anyway...I may not always be the best example, but I want to just take a second to let anyone who's listening know that I really believe in something.
I have been a "Mormon" my whole life. As I grew up surrounded by this church, I felt it act as an anchor. I made mistakes and took the time to really consider if what I had been learning about all along was good and right, but no matter what I was going through, I always had a deep, real feeling that an all-knowing, all-powerful, and loving God was watching over me. I have just always known that things are going to work out.
Being a Mormon means believing that God restored the fullness of his gospel to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith in 1820, and that we have had prophets to lead and guide us since that time. President Thomas S. Monson is the current prophet and he receives direct revelation from God. He will be speaking this weekend to the world. Because God loves everyone in THE WHOLE WORLD. (If you've ever wondered why Mormon missionaries are always bugging people, it's basically because they want them to know that.)
So, even if you're not "into organized religion", or "following all the rules"...this stuff can make you feel good. Like really good. And that's all that matters right? We're alive, living on this earth, and we want to be happy. And you know what makes me happiest? Cats. But also, feeling loved. This gospel--at its very core--is about love. And the good feelings that come with knowing you're set. That if you just try to be good, and do what is expected of you, you don't have to worry. Things are going to work out.
So I didn't intend for this post to be anything but a couple of links, but here we are. Sorry if this is all very scattered. The main point I'm trying to make here is that we have the opportunity to hear from living prophets of God. (Just like Moses and Abraham and all those guys in the bible.) And when you get to hear counsel from the prophet--God's right hand man on earth--you get to hear how much God loves you. And knows you.
So, come listen.