Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Today I am grateful for the Book of Mormon, Bible, Pearl of Great Price, and D&C. I know that it is so cliche, but I really do feel better, and function better after reading them. Perhaps, it is cliche, and an over used statement, because it's true. I know that after I read the scriptures my life, spirit, and heart are more open to letting His spirit and influence in. That's why today I am grateful for the scriptures.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I'm grateful for having less. I have watched a few shows lately with people on them that have a ton of money. They are so involved with themselves that they can't see all the good around them and all the good that they can do with their money. They have nannies, housecleaners, house managers (seriously?), they fly out of state to get their hair done, they bicker and argue and throw temper tantrums when things don't go their way. They are missing out on so much! They miss out on the joy and hard work of raising their own kids. They miss out on the happiness I feel when I've finally got my house clean, and know that I did it by myself. They miss out on meeting someone new and giving them a chance. They miss out on learning to get along with other people, even if your views and opinions are different. I never thought that I would be really, truly grateful for not having money. I'd say I was, but not really be :). But really, truly, if that's the way people with a lot of money are, I am grateful for having less.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I am so grateful for my kids. They are my joy in life. I often think how sad life must be for those people who decide not to have children, for whatever reason. True joy comes from giving your everything to someone. And what a better way to give then to children. They are so grateful and excited and happy to receive anything. They are so quick to forgive and to forget. I can't count the times that I've yelled, stomped, and been angry at my children, and yet a few minutes later I'll find a small hand clasping onto mine and tiny lips whispering, "I love you Mommy." They are my anchor, holding me to reality. This life only last so long- I don't want to waste it worrying about myself. I would much rather use my time teaching, rocking, holding, kissing, cleaning, laughing with, playing with, and enjoying my children. Thank you, dear Lord, for the beautiful blessings of my children.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I'm grateful for Tony. He has done a ton lately. He been working like crazy! But he always manages to be happy when he is around me and the kids, even though he says his work isn't always too fun. I'm grateful that he cares when I leave. I'm grateful that he wants me to be around him. I'm grateful that he is willing to take a stinky job just so we can have an income. I'm grateful that he compliments anything about me that he can think of. I'm grateful for Tony
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I am grateful for will power. I am not real great at having a whole lot of will power. I usually just like to float along not making any changes, but when I do decided to change something I am grateful for the will power that I do have. I love when I set goals and actually use the will power to achieve them. You would think that I would do it more because I know how great it feels when I do do it, but I don't. However, I am grateful that every once in a while I have some type of will power. :)
Friday, March 26, 2010
I am grateful for cute kids, and that I have the cutest kids ever!! I am sure happy that kids are so darn cute. If they came out all ugly and stuff they would be so much harder to care for. But really I am grateful for the times after a long, hard, stressful day when your kids do something or say something that is just so cute and loving and makes everything that you do and work for worth it. For reason I am thankful for cute kids. :)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I am grateful for sunshine. Sunshine that makes everything start to grow again. Sunshine that makes it so that my kids can play outside and be happy and wear themselves out so that they sleep. :) Sunshine that seems to rejuvenate me and my soul. That streams through the windows and warms up the house. I love sunshine. What a smart, generous, loving father God is to give me sunshine. Thank you for sunshine.