Slide 1: Happily Ever After
- Perhaps the best part of every story is turning that final page and reading the words, “And they lived happily ever after.”
- This is the ending that we are all hoping and striving towards. A chance at happiness.
Slide 2: Once Upon a Time
- In most languages there exists a phrase as magical and full of promise as perhaps any in the world. That phrase is “Once upon a time.”
- We all have our own stories to live.
- We are the heroes of our own lives.
Slide 3: Adventure
- Heavenly Father has granted us this earthly life so we can experience our own adventures.
- We are given opportunities for greatness, nobility, courage, and love.
Slide 4: Trials
- Trial is part of the journey. No life would be complete without it.
- All heroes must go through their own dark valley of temptation, trial, and sorrow.
- There must be opposition in all things so that we can learn wisdom, grow in strength, and understand joy.
Slide 5: Triumph Over Adversity
- Adversity helps us develop a depth of character that comes in no other way.
- It is your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your story will develop.
- By overcoming challenges we receive growth and strength.
Slide 6: Stay True
- Stay true to what you know is right.
- Do not be fooled when evil is portrayed as good, and good as evil.
- Beware false promises of happiness.
Slide 7: God’s Map
- Heavenly Father knows the true path to happiness and he will show us the way.
- Trust in Heavenly Father and follow his path.
- The Gospel is the way to happiness.
Slide 8: Happily Ever After
- “Happily Ever After” is not found only in fairy tales. Everyone can achieve it.
- Following Heavenly Father’s path will give us our own happy endings.
I went online and found a conference talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf entitled, “Your Happily Ever After.” I appreciated his message so I pulled out his main talking points for my outline. I then used Powerpoint to put together a slideshow. In searching for pictures, I tried to incorporate light of some kind in all of them. I find light to be a good representation of Heavenly Father. As nothing contrast better with light than darkness, I chose black for my slides background color. There was a lot of purple in my first picture, so I chose gold and lime colored fonts for a split complementary color scheme. I then carried the gold font forward for continuity. Sorry, I’m not an artist, but here is a basic sketch of my simple design:
I was given a review by my classmate Callie Meyet who mentioned that I was using 4 ellipses in my titles as opposed to the normal three. My instructor Julie Peterson also reviewed my project and suggested that I play with my underline design a little to make it more interesting. She also mentioned the sizing on my final picture was a little to big. So, I eliminated the extra period, giving me only 3 after each title. I then underlined the words in my slides in various ways for a sort of asymmetrical look. I also adjusted the sizes of a couple of my pictures to fit on the page better.
Font: Berlin Sans FB (Sans Serif)