Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving everyone! There are so many things that I am grateful for, that I couldn't begin to list them all here. But the short list must include: My husband, my family, my health, and the many wonderful opportunities I have been blessed with in my life. I am also particularly grateful that my children are having the opportunity to serve a full time mission for our church. You can't buy the kinds of blessings that comes from those experiences! Their lives will be forever changed.

I love this quote by Elder Robert D. Hales:

“In some quiet way, the expression and feelings of gratitude have a wonderful cleansing or healing nature. Gratitude brings warmth to the giver and the receiver alike. Gratitude, expressed to our Heavenly Father in prayer for what we have, brings a calming peace, a peace which allows us to not canker our souls for what we don’t have. Gratitude brings a peace that helps us overcome the pain of adversity and failure. Gratitude on a daily basis means we express appreciation for what we have now without qualification for what we had in the past or desire in the future.”


Grannymar said...

I hope you are having a lovely day. I am off to bed. We don't have Thanksgiving Day in Ireland.

Rummuser said...

I practice what you preach!