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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 149 - today I am grateful for grand kids… even if I am so tired! today I am grateful for flexibility in my schedule. today I am thankful for a good chat with my dad. today I am thankful that John came home and mowed the front lawn. today I am thankful dishwashers… there were a ton… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 149
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 148 - Today I am grateful for this old friend. Today our family said goodbye to the best dog. He was gentle and loving. He was Chad and Lilli’s best friend for the longest time. You will be missed, dear friend. I am grateful you are no longer in pain. Whatever will Kirby and Lilli do without… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 148
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 147 - I hope I am starting to show my gratitude in my actions. I know that I will never please everyone around me, but I’d like to get to the end of my life and be at peace with the feeling that I did my best to be kind and gracious and grateful in my relationships… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 147
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 146 - Today I am thankful left overs. Mondays are busy at my house. I am so glad I didn’t need to recreate a meal today and everyone seems full and happy. I am thankful that things look like they are moving forward for Ray and Kimber and getting a little house of their own. Today I… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 146
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 145 - Today I am grateful for the sacrifice of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for for the love, compassion, healing, forgiveness, grace, knowledge, life, light, peace, example, leadership, enlightenment, power, testimony, path, and friendship He offers me. This Easter My love for Him has grown. My experience this past week, as I prepared myself… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 145
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 143 and Day 144 - Wow! It has been a great week. I have loved focusing on the Savior throughout the week with scriptures, hymns and activities. I am grateful for the spirit that has been with our family this week. I am grateful that my husband helped me today with shopping and mowing and dinner and cleaning up dinner.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 143 and Day 144
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 142 - I have been attempting to focus on the Savior and His last week of life all week, since we are leading up to Easter. I really wanted this Easter to be centered on the Savior and the gift of His sacrifice and resurrection. Each day we have read from the New Testament the events that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 142
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 141 - Today I am grateful that i got to have a little date with Lenayah. We went to the store and got a pot, some dirt and some flowers. Then, I got her some french fries and an ice cream cone before heading back to her house to plant the flowers. Then, Beckett got in the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 141
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 140 - My day was a little complicated. However, the best moments really were the simple moments in the day. I am grateful John was able and willing to listen to me when I needed to chat. I am grateful for a kind and understanding and compassionate principle in my building who was willing to listen and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 140
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 139 - Today I started my day with gratitude affirmations. It worked! I had a great day. Today I am grateful for the good news about a dear friend… a major answer to many prayers. I am grateful for my voice students and the progress I see in them. I am grateful for flowers… I love that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 139
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 137 and Day 138 - Yesterday was a long day, complicated by not feeling well. I got up late. I went to a set build. I was only able to accomplish a fraction of the work I needed to. I took Lilli to a meeting and waited for her. I went to the store and bought some things, but mostly… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 137 and Day 138
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 135 and Day 136 - Wow! I spent the last two days in bed. I experienced nausea, stomach pain, and dizziness. I am a little weak this morning, but I have a big event at school so I am going to go and do my best to make it through the day. Today I am most grateful for my Lilli… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 135 and Day 136
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 133 and Day 134 - I was so tired yesterday I forgot to say what I was grateful for… oops. Oddly, I did think about it during end of the day prayers. I thought about how thankful I was to have a job I like. I thought about how grateful I was that Lilli cheerfully joins us for family scripture… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 133 and Day 134
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 132 - Usually, Conference Weekend is my favorite weekend of the year. This Conference Weekend I didn’t get to listen much to conference. I was at the State Thespian Conference on Saturday. I had brought my headphone to listen to the sessions in the lobby… but they weren’t charged and then the internet went down. On Sunday… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 132
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 131 - So tired! Today I am grateful I was able to participate in and support students at the State Thespian Conference. But I am also grateful it is over. I could use the rest! I need an eternity of sleep…. but I will settle for 8 hours. I am so grateful that my husband shampooed the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 131
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 130 - Oh how I love this quote. It is a principle I wish I had figured out sooner in life. When my kids were little I felt stressed. Many days I choose to be unhappy. I choose to feel trapped. I missed seeing the joy of their discoveries and their learning because I was too focused… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 130
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 129 - Amen! Today I went to day 1 of the State Thespian Conference in Salem, Oregon. I spent most of the day judging stage management. There are some super smart and composed kids out there ready to take on the theatre world. I am so grateful I get to be a part of their journey. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 129
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 128 - I love this quote. First, what’s not to love from Winnie the Pooh and Piglet? Second, I too feel like I have a very small heart, yet I am beginning to notice the gratitude filling it. Today I am grateful for my husband, who although today is his birthday, he is in the other room… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 128
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 127 - Today I am grateful for a new student. I am grateful for a surprise sub job that will give me a little extra cash. I am grateful for a couple hours of rejuvenating time with my Chinese acupressure friends. I am grateful my quick dinner worked and was tasty. I am grateful that it looks… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 127
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 126 - Okay… so here is a little story. So, I have been studying along with the Come Follow Me program fairly well. Today I was reading and pondering Matt. 16:13-18. These verses made me think of a talk by President Russell M. Nelson, Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Yourself… or something like that. I found… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 126
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 125 - I am grateful that Lilli comes home tonight! I’ve missed that kid! I had a great Sabbath day… scripture reading, the hot tub with the grand kids, and yummy food… and church was good too. My kids who have been traveling all traveled safely… Lilli from Seattle and chad coming back to Utah from Michigan.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 124 - I am grateful we have the means to help our kids out when they need it. I am grateful that Lilli was assigned to a family friend that is more like a family member as her chaperone on the choir trip. I am grateful that John was willing to work so hard helping me with… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 124
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 123 - Today I am grateful for my Chinese friends who are helping me find better health. I am also grateful for the new age music I found on Youtube that is also helping my “chill-axe”. I am grateful for McKay coming to help me in the garden. It have been 7 years since she has been… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 123
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 122 - Today I am grateful for time in my garden. It is looking good and almost ready for some hogs fuel and plants. I am grateful for some time in the temple. I am grateful for a healthy dinner out with John. I am grateful that Lilli is safe off the freeway. She left today on… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 122
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 119, Day 120 and Day 121 - The past couple of days have been good. I am grateful for a safe drive over the mountain on Monday to visit my parents. I am grateful for my parents. They are pretty awesome. I am grateful that i got a day to just lay around on Tuesday… I slept in; I did some qi… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 119, Day 120 and Day 121
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 118 - I am thankful for the Sabbath. I am thankful we got to witness the blessing of Tatum and Kaiden with McKay and Myles. I am grateful for a down day. I am grateful for good food… although I really should not have eaten some of the things I ate today.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 117 - It is worth saying this again. Developing an attitude of gratitude has changed my prospective on many things. Today I am grateful for some me time… a massage, the ortho, cleaned my desk off, eat tasty food, watched a movie and oh… slept in. I am grateful my husband comes home tonight. He has been… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 117
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 116 - As I continue this gratitude exercise, I am learning that this statement is true. Today I am grateful for the beginning Spring Break. I could really use a change in pace. I am grateful for little chats throughout the day with my husband that keep us connected while he has been gone all week on… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 116
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 115 - I think the people who have made the biggest difference in my life have got to be my family members… my parents, my husband, my children and my grand children. Thanks guys for shaping me into the person I am today. LOL. It’s your fault.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 114 - I am grateful that I could chat with my missionary today. I am also grateful for her cheerfulness and how she helps her siblings. I am grateful I got some surprise flowers. I am grateful that I have a way to help provide a few nice things for the people I care about. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 114
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 111, Day 112 and Day 113 - More late nights with work and parenting. I am grateful I got some time seeing a play with Lilli and her friends. It’s good to support other artists. Plus, it helps develop a greater appreciation for my own artistic experiences. But mostly, I am grateful that she thinks I’m cool enough to hang out with… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 111, Day 112 and Day 113
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 109 and Day 110 - I missed last night because I got home late after a concert at school and waiting at school for a student’s parent to get there to pick them up. I just plain old ran out of time. I am grateful for music. It speaks to my soul. I am grateful for the Chinese ladies who… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 109 and Day 110
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 107 and Day 108 - Today I am grateful for some giggles with Lilli over sugar free frozen yogurt. Today I am grateful for a few hours of sunshine that we were able to sit and chat in. Today I am grateful that we were able to catch a movie on a whim. I am grateful that I had help… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 107 and Day 108
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 106 - Today I am grateful for rest. I am grateful for chance to study scriptures at my leisure. I am grateful for veggies and that my kind husband made me some yummy butternut squash soup. I am grateful for a sunny day and a chance to sit in my hot tub and listen to my wind… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 106
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 103, Day 104 and Day 105 - The past 3 days has been all about serving others. I am grateful I have opportunities to serve. I am grateful to have others who serve me. I am grateful for the changes that will be coming up next week.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 101 and Day 102 - It’s been a couple of good days. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to study the scriptures. I am grateful for a home cooked meal of lentils and veggies. I am grateful for a quiet, stress free evening. I am grateful for a few sunny days.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 100 and Day 101 - Wow! Two very long days. I am grateful for my first born. With her help I grew up. She is beautiful, sensitive, creative, passionate, a great mom, and a great cheer leader for her siblings. She came into life 5 weeks early. She is a fighter. I am grateful she is my daughter. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 100 and Day 101
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 99 - Opening night went well! I am super proud of those kids. I am grateful that I get to share my love of theatre with my last kid. I am grateful that my kid has good friends. I am grateful that we have been fairly successful in getting in family scripture and family prayer each day.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 97 and Day 98 - Yesterday was a busy day… home late… yet still much to be thankful for. Rehearsal went well… came home to a clean kitchen and some veggies made just for me. Today was a snow day. Although it was a bummer we lost our last rehearsal before opening night tomorrow, it was good to have a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 97 and Day 98
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 96 - It’s been a good day – a day relaxing and taking a mental break from our usual Mondays. Today I am thankful for a “snow day.” We didn’t have much snow. What we had came with ice and made it difficult for buses to get around. As a result, the school district declared a snow… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 96
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 93 - Today I am grateful for a new grand daughter. I am grateful that the doctors kept my daughter and the baby safe through labor and delivery. I am grateful the labor and the delivery went quickly. I am grateful that my show really was ready enough for me to leave and they could still function.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 93
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 92 - I am grateful the show is going well. I am grateful for a little down time before the end of the day. I am grateful for spring approaching.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 89, Day 90, and Day 91 - This time I have a good excuse for not writing over the past couple of days. McKay has needed my help. On Monday evening I ran out of the house because McKay said she was having contractions. After helping with bedtime, we headed to the hospital for a bit. They eventually sent us home and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 89, Day 90, and Day 91
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 88 - I am grateful for the gospel in my life. I am grateful for the Spirit that helps me get through hard days and hard conversations. I am grateful for a nap today.
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 85, Day 86 and Day 87 - Wow… the last 3 days have been a blur. I have been keeping track of things I am grateful for. I just get home so late that I don’t blog. Thursday was Valentine’s Day. It was a good day. I am grateful that my husband got my flowers and a cool cd. I am grateful… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 85, Day 86 and Day 87
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 84 - I am grateful God keeps His promises. I am grateful the rat catchers caught 2 rats… and they are on the hunt for more. I am grateful for good belly laughs. I am grateful my creative outlets, but I am also grateful for quiet moments at home. I am grateful that I am currently listening… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 84
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 83 - So grateful for the people in my life. Thankful for my testimony of Jesus Christ and for my growing knowledge of Him. Today I am thankful people being willing to be flexible.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 82 - Today I grateful for Kimber helping out with getting the dog to the vet. Today I am thankful for music. Today I am thankful for a clean house when I came home and when I am going to bed. Today I am thankful for a dry house. It’s raining fairly hard but we have no… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 82
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 80 and 81 - I need to better at not letting my days get away from me. I missed posting Saturday and Sunday! I am grateful for the Savior in my life. I am grateful for the scriptures that teach me of Jesus and teach me of His love and sacrifice for me. I am grateful for a clean… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 80 and 81
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 79 - Today I am grateful I got a date with my husband. It’s been awhile. My work keeps me hopping. But today I had an evening so I picked up some veggie burgers and we went to a movie. It was a good movie but even better company. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 79
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 78 - Today I am grateful for the hour I got to spend with my Chinese friends working on my muscles with knots in them. Today I am thankful that my neck can finally turn and my shoulder doesn’t hurt as bad. I sure hope I can sleep better tonight. Today I am grateful that I haven’t… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 78
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 77 - Again… I missed clicking publish enough times. LOL. Today I am grateful that my late work day ended earlier than I expected. Today I am grateful for a good chat with my teen. Today I am grateful for baby hugs.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 76 - It’s funny…. a few weeks ago I picked some random pictures to go with these blog post and put a date on them. I wanted to be sure I had something for each day in advance because I knew I would be busy. This was the picture I picked for today. Today I read half… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 76
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 75 - Some how I didn’t push publish on this post. oops…. Today I am grateful for my scripture study. I studied the section about the temptations of Jesus found in Matthew 4. SO MUCH INSIGHT! I love when the Spirit teaches me. So many notes. I am grateful. Today I am thankful that Ethan and Lilli… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 75
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 74 - Today I am grateful for the Sabbath. Today I taught Sunday School. I sure hope the class members got something out of the discussion. I did! I had a couple of ideas, but I really didn’t know where I was going. I just followed the impressions that came to my heart. What happened was amazing!… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 74
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 73 - Yup. Super true. Today I was around creative people all day. Today I am thankful that I had the privileged of judging at a Regional Thespian Competition. All day I gave feedback to inspiring thespians as they worked on their passion and craft of theatre. I am also grateful for the students I work with… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 73
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 72 - Today I am grateful for those who have listening ears. Today I am grateful for a successful day at work. I got a lot done and still had the energy to do a few things when I got home. Today I am grateful for my missionary and that I got a letter from her. Today… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 72
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 71 - I am grateful I had some good laughs today. I am grateful for s few quiet moments today… at home! I am grateful that today I will get to go to bed early. I can’t remember when that last happened. I am grateful I had a good phone call with Chad. He has a job;… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 71
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 70 - I am grateful for how rehearsal went this afternoon. I really think we made some great progress! I am grateful that John made me veggies when I had to run back to the school this evening. I am grateful that Lilli is feeling better and better each day.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 69 - You really can turn a day around by counting blessings. Today I got a text from a “sister” that reminded me to put things into prospective. I needed it at the very moment my phone said “ding.” I am grateful for that. Today I am grateful for soup. It just felt like a soup day.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 69
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 68 - I am definitely working at making gratitude a priority in my life. some days it is easier than other days. Today I am grateful for a rather quiet day. We had no school for grading. We cancelled rehearsal because we had quite a few kids scheduled to miss the rehearsal. I did need to teach… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 68
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 65 and 66 - I missed yesterday…. so much going on. Lilli’s condition is not getting better. The jerking and twitching is much more severe. At times she can’t talk or breathe well. I was able to calm it down enough for her to perform in her last two World Theatre performance… at least for some of it… with… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 65 and 66
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 67 - Today I am grateful for the rest that the Sabbath brings. Today I am grateful that Lilli has had a better day. I am keeping her home tomorrow. I am hoping that one more quiet day of nothing will do the trick. I am grateful for McKay who tried some of her massage techniques on… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 67
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 64 - I am more and more grateful for the Savior, Jesus Christ everyday. I am finding that this statement by Russell M. Nelson, is true. The more I express my gratitude the more I feel the Savior’s love and the more I love Him. Today I am grateful for small ways blessings are fulfilled. Lilli is… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 64
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 63 - I must admit, I am a little anxious today. Today my son moved back to Utah. It’s a good thing because he recognizes that he needs to “adult” and not free-load living in my garage. But his car broke on the freeway and he is sitting in the middle of northern Utah waiting for a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 63
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 62 - Today I am grateful for rest and relaxation… well for an hour. Today I am grateful for smooth-ish rehearsals. Today I am grateful for the good relationships my kids have with each other. I love that they are good friends. I am grateful for knowing my mom and dad’s dog, Jack. He passed away today… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 62
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 61 - Today I am grateful for left overs. I didn’t really want to make dinner so it was handy that there was left over dinner to serve up. It’s Monday, so I’m grateful its the day to chat with my missionary on “Hangouts”! Mondays are the best. I am grateful for the chai tea that my… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 61
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 60 - Beginning… that is key. Today I am grateful for the Sabbath and the chance to renew covenants and commitments with the Savior. I am grateful that my first Gospel Doctrine seemed to go okay. At least I didn’t fall flat on my face. I didn’t really feel ready. Between work and family responsibilities I just… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 60
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 59 - Today I am grateful for the days my hands and feet don’t hurt. They hurt today. It just reminds me of all the days they don’t and I am grateful they aren’t many. However, I do worry about the joints in my hands crippling me in the future though. Today I am grateful for the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 59
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 55 and 56 - I am not sure how I let a couple days get past me! Oops… Well… I have been grateful. I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had and taken to study my scriptures every morning.. Okay, so I’m giving up exercise so I can fit into my day. I may not be adding to my… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 55 and 56
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 54 - Today I am grateful for phones and for technology. Today technology allowed me to chat with my missionary via text. I sure miss that girl. I also got to talk to a daughter-from-an-odder mudder. I love that girl! I love her mom too. Phones allow me to love on people, even over long distances, which… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 54
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 51 and Day 52 - I need this reminder. Yesterday was a hard day. To be honest. I lost my attitude of gratitude for a bit. There was just so many things going on that felt disappointing. Today I am working no getting back on the band wagon. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to straighten my teeth… even… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 51 and Day 52
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 50 - Today I am thankful that this goofy Idea of mine, to ask an English class to write one act scripts for one of our acting classes, works. I hope we do this project again. I believe that all of the kids have truly grown through this process. I am super thankful that my husband is… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 50
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 49 - I actually needed this quote today. I am grateful I can do things for myself. I am grateful that I was raised to be an independent person. It has made me fiesta, I admit it. But, it has taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to. I am grateful “can do”… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 49
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 47 - Hmmm… Today I am grateful… P-day. Today is p-day and we get to chat with our missionary a little bit. She didn’t write an email today, but I did get to chat a little on Google thing she can use. Bonus! I got a letter in snail mail too! The first day back from Christmas… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 47
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 48 - With the past 48 or so days of looking each day for the blessings (large and small) in my life I have increased my understanding of how God works miracles in our lives. First observation – People who love what they have are happy. They see the beauty in what the have. They keep life… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 48
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 45 and Day 46 - Yesterday was another super busy day, starting at the crack of dawn and ending long after the sun went down. Things I found myself so grateful for yesterday: A job. It may have been a long day, but it was a good day doing the things I love to do. My friend bought my daughter… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 45 and Day 46
Developing the Attitude of Gratitude – Day 43 and Day 44 - I am working on making this my motto. That is been how I’ve gotten through this week. Yesterday I wasn’t home until late because of a job. At least I have a job. Today I am home late because of a job. At least my coughing is finally productive. I am now getting the grossest… Continue reading Developing the Attitude of Gratitude – Day 43 and Day 44
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 41 - Okay, this is going to sound weird, but today I am grateful for onions. I’ve been sick since Sunday. Chest hurts. Coughing hurts. Head hurts. Been sleeping for days. My # 2 daughter suggested grinding up an onion and saran wrapping it to my chest. I forgot about that remedy. I used it a long… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 41
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 40 - Today I am grateful I had the opportunity to take a 4 hour nap. I got the crud that my whole family got and have been in bed for the past two days. Today my body slept and I am hoping I sweat this bug out. I am thankful that I finished the Book of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 40
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 38 - Things I am grateful for today… … a good couple hours of Lilli. … clean sheets. … the Sabbath is tomorrow. … a quiet evening at home. … a phone call from a friend. .. warm tea on a cold evening.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 33 - I saw this on Facebook today and it seemed appropriate. Today was a busy day getting ready for family things and Christmas. Per tradition, I fell short. But I have decided the thought and the effort counts. Today, while I was at Walmart getting stocking stuffers, I cheerfully greeted the checkout clerk and thanked her… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 33
Developing the Attitude of Gratitude – Day 32 - I have attempted, within the bounds of my crazy busy schedule, to live by these thoughts throughout this Christmas season. I am thankful for the courage God grants me to keep friendships real and the courage He grants me to admit when I am in the wrong and to mend relationships that are bad. I… Continue reading Developing the Attitude of Gratitude – Day 32
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 31 - Today I had/received two gifts that were not about things… they were about giving and memories. Today I am thankful for Lilli and her friend Ethan that gave up sleeping in to help unload the truck at McKay’s new house and who unpacked box after box at McKay’s new house. It is not often that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 31
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 30 - Today was a long day, but in a good way. Today I taught a voice lesson. I tried something new and it really did help the student match pitch. I am grateful for little ideas and inspiration. Today I got Lilli and Ethan to help me, and we loaded up McKay and Myles’ stuff and… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 30
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 28 and Day 29 - Boy! My life! I am looking forward to Christmas break. One more day of work before I can rest! Today I am grateful for the massage I treated myself too. Today I am grateful for delivery… or I may not have eaten today. Today I am grateful Tylenol.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 27 - Having an attitude of gratitude is having the mindset that God is intertwined with the intimate details of our lives. I am realizing that it is more than being grateful for what happens. It is truly appreciating the fact that God has worked out a blessed plan of happiness. I am grateful for this plan.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 27
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 25 - Today has been a bit of an usual day.  It started with aches and pains that made it hard to feel motivated to get out of bed.  I eventually got the energy to power through the discomfort and grabbed clean underclothing and headed to the shower.  One problem.  They were NOT clean, those pesky underclothing.… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 25
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 23 and 24 - It’s been a couple long days and I have not been able to get to my computer to recognize my grateful things. I decided that it would be a good thing to thank the people who have changed me for good in many positive ways. First, I am thankful for my husband.  He was gone… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 23 and 24
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 22 - Today I worked at being present by looking for the little things to be thankful for. Today I was grateful for tea. I am grateful tomato soup, after a long day, to warm me up. I am grateful for the chance to run home for a few minutes this afternoon, and that I didn’t have… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 22
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 21 - Today was an other long day… lessons, school, rehearsals, and a band concert.  Still… being a long day didn’t mean there weren’t little miracles here and there. Today I am grateful that when I came home there were a few Christmas decorations up, thanks to my oldest daughter making time to hang them. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 21
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 19 and Day 20 - It’s been some cray days.  Concerts both nights, in addition to teaching and school… and the week has only started. Yesterday I was grateful for the heat pad in my bed.  My husband was gone and I had nothing to bounce my heat off of. I was grateful for the scriptures I read, they brought… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 19 and Day 20
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 17 and Day 18 - Yesterday was a very long and frustrating day.  I got home so very late and was too tired to write.  Even though it was a frustrating day with many things going wrong, I was able to think of a few things to be grateful for when I said my prayer at the end of the… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 17 and Day 18
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 16 - Wow… long day. Today I am grateful for the kids that stepped up and helped me with all my craziness today. I am grateful my husband made the concert tonight in support of our daughter. I am grateful for the rain.  Not only do we need the moisture, the rain helps ease the lack of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 16
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 15 - Many years ago, when my oldest children were little, we didn’t have much.  We barely were able to meet our bills and feed our family.  The holiday season wasn’t a joyous season.  It was a stressful season.  The materialism of Christmas was overwhelming.  Then, a lovely family introduced us to St. Nicholas Day.  From that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 15
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 14 - Today I am grateful for my testimony of Jesus Christ.  I have been working on being clear in my conversations with others that i believe in Jesus Christ.  Today I had more than one opportunity to declare my belief in and dependence on the Savior, Jesus Christ.  He is the reason for the season! Today… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 14
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 13 - I love this quote! Today I am grateful for… … voice students.  I love them as people and I love that it gives me a little bit of money to help out my family. … my little electric teapot.  I got it for school.  I love that can drink herb tea all day, especially because… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 13
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 12 - I started the day with a full schedule… however… I had many students not show up.  Rather than being bitter that I had things scheduled and I will now lose out on the money, I am grateful.  I am so tired from  our whirl wind trip to Utah.  It’s nice to get a little break.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 12
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 11 - Wow!  Long weekend! Things I am grateful for before I tumble into bed… … we made it home safe after 13.5 hours of driving, icy, crazy drivers, fog, etc. … my bed!  I forgot my pillow and I didn’t sleep well on the hotel mattress and nasty pillow.  I am so glad to be home,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 11
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 9 and Day 10 - I am on the road. We made a quick trip to Utah for the most amazing family event. However, two 13 hour days in a car and one day of family activity makes it hard to post. Add to that a lack of internet… But I need to keep up. Today is day two of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 9 and Day 10

I want to spread kindness and light all over the internet.  I want to spread kindness and light throughout my home.  I want to spread kindness and light throughout my community.  Why not start a campaign of kindness, a campaign to spread light everyday for 365 days… a whole year.

So… today… this General Manager of the Universe will not resign an activity.  Today she will be picking one up.  Today she will pick up a new torch, fan a new flame, and begin a campaign to carry light to the world every day for 365 days.

That’s right.  For 365 days I want to go out of my way to be kind.  Every.  Day.  I want to live a life fueled by love.  Every day I want to choose intentional, unselfish acts of love.

I’m not saying that spreading light and kindness requires me to be the next Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi.  It doesn’t have to be something big.  Small acts… small lights can make BIG impacts in those dealing in darkness and despair.

Every day I want to make someone’s day BETTER!  Flip the script.  Live a life fueled by love and service.  As I do I know I will find that there is no more room in my life for darkness, despair, bitterness, rage, and lack of forgiveness.

Join me.

Spread the word!

Every day I will post a simple idea to spread light to others.  Every day I will look for the light being spread by others and post about that too!

I know that is a lot of posting… but this blog is about me finding me and finding how I can make a difference in the world.  Readers are great.  Readers help spread the message of light and of positive thinking.  But I write for me… for me to make sense of what happens in my life.

So… if you want to join me, please do.

#bethelight