November 10 – I am Grateful for…

Tegan is a great example of working for what you want in life. She set a goal during her freshman year to become the kicker for the football team. There are no other girls on the football team but that didn’t slow her down.

November 9 – I am Grateful for…

[The temple] is a place that I can feel peace and tranquility. I feel strengthened spiritually. I can feel God’s love for me and for all His children.

In our Institute class we can study and discuss these messages and learn together. We have an amazing teacher who is so insightful. It is another way I am choosing to spend my Wednesday mornings that makes such an impact on my week.

November 8 – I am Grateful for…

I don’t know if the beach makes me realize how small I really am in comparison to the rest of the planet, but I do know that I feel awe and wonder and a profound respect for the Creator of the Universe there.

That feeling helps me to remember that He created me as well. In fact, He created the beaches and the oceans for me to enjoy. And I do enjoy them.

I am always grateful when I am able to have some “beach therapy” time, especially when I can share it with family and friends!

November 7 – I am Grateful for…

Technology is amazing and adds so much to my life in so many ways. And I want to be careful that it does not take over the importance for me of actual conversation, with actual people and creating real connection in my life.

November 6 – I am Grateful for…

For me, Sundays are a gift from God to rest from the rest of the worldly things that fill my week. A day He gives us for spiritual and physical renewal.

November 5 – I am Grateful for…

Day 5… November 5 Today I am grateful for parents. This includes my own parents, my mother and father in-law, and the bonus people that have come into my life. My mother and father-in-law were some of the best people I have known. That is not to say they were perfect people. I loved themContinue reading “November 5 – I am Grateful for…”

November 4 – I am Grateful for…

There are many reasons I am grateful for organized sports and the things it has taught me and my kids. Responsibility… cooperation… dedication… prioritization of time and energy… communication… success… failure… leadership… sportsmanship… disappointment… joy… frustration… acceptance… growth……..

I could go on and on.

November 3 – I am Grateful for…

I believe that dreams and desires are an innate part of who we are. They are a way for us to discover, develop and fulfill our potential and continually grow and progress. We were designed to seek ways to do these things… to learn… to create… to explore… to seek out experiences.

November 2 – I am Grateful for…

Books are so freeing! I can escape. I can be transported. I can be entertained. My deductive reasoning skills can get a workout (can you guess that I really enjoy a good mystery?). It can stretch my perspective and see things in a new light. I can gain a new understanding. I can decide I want to learn something new and do it.

An Experiment in Gratitude

With Thanksgiving this month, it is the easiest time of year to focus on gratitude. So to make it a daily practice and something I would like to continue throughout the year, I plan to write a blog post every day this month about something I am grateful for.