In my personal studies I've been hitting Matthew 5 very hard, especially the Beatitudes. In a manual it talks about what it means to be "Blessed". It says, "Happiness comes from without and is dependent on circumstances. Blessedness is an inward fountain of joy in the soul itself, which no outward circumstance can seriously affect." Dummelow's Commentary. So when it says "Blessed are..." we can see it as being even greater than happiness because our hearts are in line with God's. I love that and am seeking to feel blessed.
Last week with Elder Harris...he heads home soon