Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 490 - My study has led me to much self examination and contemplation. I can see how many of us, including myself, are caught in "self-righteous" behavior with "accusing hearts." Problem arise when we fail to truly live gospel principles. We may not be able to control the events in the world around us not the people were associate with, but we can focus on the intents of our own hearts. Our problems are primarily spiritual and God is clearly trying to get our attention. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 487 and 488 - I am grateful for our mandatory “down time.” I really have used the time to clean up my house and my life. Yesterday was “home-centered” church. It was awesome! Got to play with grand kids including a fire on the back porch, a blue tape race track and hop scotch, and hamburgers. Life is good. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 483 - Today I am grateful for a little sleep, people who are kind, Pizza delivery, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am also grateful for the the wind chimes in my yard. It is soothing. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 467, 468, 499, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, and 475 - I got a little behind, but I have been able to continue my gratitude development for the past week and a half. It just the life get so busy and I am not able to carve out one more minute to add blogging to my day. Things to be grateful for in the past week….… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 467, 468, 499, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, and 475 Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 399 - I am thankful for time to ponder this morning. I am grateful God knows me. I am thankful He inspired my friend Jo to call when I needed her. A tender mercy. I am thankful for herb tea. It’s calming. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 397 - I am thankful I got in a ride on the stationary bike 18 minutes… day 2! and “biked” 4 miles. Well, it’s a start. I am glad worked on blogging and school related things. I am glad I didn’t burn the house down when I forgot I was cooking eggs and got exploding eggs. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 371 - I am grateful for the Sabbath – a chance to reset, recharge, renew, and focus on the most important things of life. I am grateful for the gospel. I am grateful to have been able to enjoy the First Presidency Message for Christmas. I am grateful that I am almost done writing Christmas cards. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 361 - Today is Thanksgiving Day. There is much to be thankful for, such as, family, good food, cozy home, laughter, showers, a clean kitchen, new tires, a computer to write my blog on, the most comfy bed, technology to keep in touch with family, cars that work, a beautiful yard, wind chimes in my yard, my… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 361
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.
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.