02 November 2009

a month of gratitude

Webster's defines thankful as:
Pronunciation: \ˈthaŋk-fəl\
Function: adjective
Date: before 12th century

1 : conscious of benefit received
2 : expressive of thanks
3 : well pleased : glad

thank·ful·ness noun

**The Apostle Paul implores us "in everything give thanks: this is the will of God"

**And our sweet prophet, Thomas S. Monson, reminds us that 'There is a simplicity—even a sincerity—when “thank you” is spoken'.

I have been pondering why the world seems so harsh, so ugly. Why is a smile or a thank you is rare? ?There was a time when manners and being happy was the status quo. A time when men held doors for ladies, a judgement was kept to yourself, or a smile was on your face. What happened to us? Are we too stressed, too self absorbed? My feeling is we are forgot to be thankful. I am guilty of it. We live in a time of more....we need more money, more things, more accolades. What we really need is to be comfortable in our own skin and thankful for what we are and have. I intend to do just that. For the next month, my gratitude will be posted here. Join me in the comments section if you like. Lets see what kind of change we can make.

i am grateful for:

**a week with my fun loving husband at home.

**dinner at my bud Laura's house last night. the food was delicious, especially because she included cameron in the preparation.

**brenda's lesson in relief society...the spirit of kindness was strong. sitting next to a new, fab friend was the icing on the cake.

**laughing with sawyer

**watching the care jordan takes with his family, making sure to help out when he sees an opportunity....from trick or treating with sawyer with a smile on his face to preparing for the next day.

**fresh eggs from my girls for breakfast

**a good book

what are you thankful for today??

1 comment:

  1. I'm thankful for a lot of things, but I'm particularly grateful for our time in Silsbee and friends we made there like you and Kevin.