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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 199 - Today I am grateful for a a pleasant day. I went to the dentist. I got a massage. I visited McKay and the kids. I folded some laundry. I chatted with Kimber. I worked a rental. And soon, Lilli will arrive with a pizza to share. It’s been a good day. I am grateful for… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 199
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 198 - I am thankful for many opportunities to serve. They give me many opportunities to develop a Christ-like character, patience, and gratitude. I am grateful that the rental went well this evening. I am thankful that Kimber seems happy with the progress she is making on getting her house ready to move in to. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 198
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 197 - Today I am grateful for a job that lets me support my kids in their adventures and allows me to be creative. I am grateful tht my day started slow enough that I could get my scripture reading. I am grateful my husband’s job is flexible. Today he learned that his mom died this morning.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 197
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 196 - I am grateful for the man that helped me at the store. I am grateful for a successful calendar meeting I am grateful for some yummy food for dinner.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 195 - Today I didn’t go to the school. Today I went grocery shopping. I am grateful for the kind man who helped me as I balanced the trunk door on my head, trying to load in the groceries. He even took my cart to the cart rack for me. He said he wanted me to know… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 195
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 194 - I LOVE the Sabbath. It is the perfect chance to remember the Savior and all He has blessed me with. I am grateful for Church and the chance to take the sacrament. I am grateful for the talks and lessons I heard today. I especially appreciated a talk by Todd Bevans today. I am thankful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 194
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 191 - This is the perfect quote for this week. This week, tomorrow in fact, a group of awesome kids graduate high school. I am grateful I had the opportunity to coach, teach, offer a shoulder, listen to, laugh with, create with, experience, build, and grow with. We have had some great experiences together. This small group… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 191
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 190 - Today I am grateful for a good day at school. I am thankful for the friends I have at works and the chats and giggles that we have throughout the day. I am thankful for that my little senior friends came to visit and paint a brick in tech hall. I am grateful for a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 190
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 188 and Day 189 - oops… I forgot to hit submit. So I will just add to it and submit for today. I am grateful we got a new printer… the last one died. I am thankful that auditions for the fall musical have started off as a great success. I am excited to see what these awesome kids do… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 188 and Day 189
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 181-187 - Yes indeed we do. I am still working on developing my attitude of gratitude. I just wasn’t able to blog about if this past week due to a couple complications, ranging from a broken computer to my computer constantly occupied burning dvds of shows for kids at school. This week I was grateful for: John… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 181-187
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 177, Day 178, Day 179, and Day 180 - I haven’t been able to blog for a couple of days because I couldn’t get into my computer because my computer mouse went for an unexpected swim. It still has not been resurrected. It is sitting in rice. I really don’t hold out much hope for it. I am grateful that my husband has got… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 177, Day 178, Day 179, and Day 180
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 176 - I had a good chat with my parents today. I am grateful for them. They always listen. A girl always needs her parents… even when she is over 50. I am grateful for my friend who tries hard to help me get a little extra pay here and there. I am grateful for my husband… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 176
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 175 - Today I went to school and worked in the auditorium supporting music education. One of the elementary schools in my area rehearsed their music program in the morning and then performed this evening. I am grateful for the music education I have received throughout my life. I am grateful for listening to symphonies with my… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 175
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 173 and Day 174 - I was home far to late to really think about blogging last night. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t grateful. I am grateful the crazy “wild hair” project went well in our final destination. I am thankful it is done. I’m tired. I am thankful I traveled safely to and from Central Oregon. I am thankful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 173 and Day 174
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 172 - I am grateful for the quotes I find. On long days like this, these little messages are a good reminder of what really matters. I am grateful my husband let me whine this evening. I am grateful there is only one more day of my current project. I am grateful for an announcement in the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 172
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 171 - I burned my fingers on a gobo today. I am grateful that a nice girl ran to get me ice and Jeff ran to the store to get me burn ointment. Still smarts a bit. On the up side, I could commit a crime and no one would know it was me because I don’t… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 171
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 170 - Today I am grateful for time in my scriptures. Today I am grateful for tasty, healthy food. Today I am grateful for days I feel healthy. It’s not necessarily today. The roof of my mouth hurts. There are blisters on it, and I don’t know why. I hurts to eat because the food touches it.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 170
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 169 - oops. I forgot to push publish last night. I am grateful for a little “me” time today. I am grateful for cars that run and can safely get me places. I am grateful for my kids.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 168 - Today I am grateful for text messages from our missionary. I am grateful that my relationships get stronger each day. I am grateful for the progress we made on the set for Midsummer at school today. I am grateful a lovely chat with friends this evening. I am grateful my husband is working hard finish… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 168
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 166 and Day 167 - I am a little bummed that my internet wasn’t working yesterday and I wasn’t able to get my blog post done. It broke my 11 day streak! Gah! But I did have some things to be grateful for: I found my lost wallet. We had two successful performances of Schoolhouse Rock. Our friend, Jenni B… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 166 and Day 167
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 165 - (deep breathe)… Some days it is harder because the outside world makes life less then peaceful. Moments like those call for leaning on the author of peace. Today I am grateful that I have the opportunity y to serve people. Today I am grateful that I got to hug a couple former students. Today I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 165
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 164 - I am grateful that I felt peace in my heart and in my mind throughout a very long and rough day. I am grateful for a nice principle at my school who supports me. I am thankful for family scripture study, even if it it over the phone. I am thankful for a fun date… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 164
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 163 - I am grateful opening night for Schoolhouse Rock JR Live went well, even with a small audience and issues with our sound. I am super proud of the kids for creating everything from set to costumes, light cues to sound cues. They have worked hard and it shows. It’s a fun little show. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 163
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 162 - I got so much done today! I am thankful for a productive day. I am thankful I found some misplaced equipment at school today. I am grateful for time to reflect and meditate in the sunshine this afternoon. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach and influence students. I love seeing the lights turn… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 162
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 161 - I am thankful for my missionary and the chance to chat with her. Man. I miss her. I am thankful for the opportunity to sub today. I am thankful for a great afternoon teaching vocal lessons. I had fun with a couple of my students today. I am grateful that my teen has been in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 161
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 160 - I am grateful for the Sabbath and how it rejuvenates my soul. I am grateful for a chance to focus on the Savior. I am grateful that Lilli helped out around the house today, and so did Kimber and the kids. I am thankful for scripture study.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 159 - thank you john for going to the store with me and for mowing the lawn. thank you lilli and ethan for unloading all the pants. thank you lenayah and beckett for reading me a story. thank you jeff for buying me lunch. thank you lord for giving me the strength to keep going when i… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 159
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 158 - It’s about time I grew up… thus this year long personal campaign to develop an attitude of gratitude. I am thankful I was able to get my kitchen clean. I am thankful I was able to buy a car for the girls to drive with low miles and under my budget… that is a blessing!… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 158
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 157 - Oh that I could grow up to be like this woman… a woman of grace and kindness and truly an example of the pure love of Christ. Today I am grateful that things went well at school. Today I am grateful that I got the time to relax and to heal for a couple of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 157
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 156 - Today… today I am grateful for my approaching bedtime. I am grateful smiling teens. I am grateful for the Savior. I am grateful for smiling gran kids and their hugs. I am grateful for good friends. I am thankful for sunny days… and porch swings.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 155 - I am thankful for lessons learned – though, there are days I wish I could learn them faster…
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 154 - Today I am grateful for employment I enjoy. I really do enjoy teaching my students – at school and in vocal lessons. Today i am grateful for a good family scripture study discussion. Today I am grateful for my husband who helped make dinner while I was finishing teaching.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 153 - I love the Sabbath! I love the rejuvenation I receive on Sundays. I am grateful for the time to make good plant based foods. I am grateful for the time I got to read and ponder the scriptures. I am grateful that my teen and I have a good relationship and that she works hard… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 153
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 150-Day 152 - Yesterday I went to the temple with John and got home late. I have had a headache for 3 days and just did not have the energy to write yesterday. However, I must say that I am grateful for the temple. I am grateful for a day to reflect and recharge. Today was a work… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 150-Day 152
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

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