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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 521 - Today I put on my purple shirt and my purple shorts and told Lilli I was in a “grape” mood. LOL. I really was. Couldn’t say why as I was up at 4 am with grand kids. However, it was good. Today I am grateful for small wins… playing for a couple hours with rocks…… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 521
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 520 - Okay… I know I said I was looking forward to summer… but I am already too hot. hmmm…. Today I am grateful for a fast day – a day to reset and rejuvenate body and soul and to draw closer to the Lord. Today I am grateful for Lilli and John who worked hard today… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 520
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 519 - Today I am grateful to have John home today working on little projects and support and stuff. I am grateful I got my work assignments done in a timely manner today. I am grateful for snuggles. I am grateful for friends and family. I am grateful for spring and the approaching summer time. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 519
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 518 - I am grateful for the Sabbath. Even without church, it is a day to recharge, remember and renew. It something that I very much need each week. I am grateful that I was able to manage my day yesterday even with only 2 hours of sleep. John said I was cheerful. If it is true,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 518
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 517 - Scripture study brings me such peace. As I reread the the stories of Alma’s people taking on their burdens with gratitude until they Lord helped them to escape, I was reminded of just how important an attitude of gratitude. I am grateful that Lilli is a trouper and is a great helper as I managed… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 517
Attitude of Gratitude – Day 516… ish - Okay… I admit. It’s been a month since I last wrote a blog post. This pandemic thing has put me into a bit of a tail spin… not because I feel panic but because I feel lethargic. Really. I am on the computer all day long for my job. I’ve gone from 8000-10,000 steps a… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude – Day 516… ish
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 508, Day 509 and Day 510 - Snap!!! time moves slowly and fast all at once when a person never leaves their house. I lose days. I forget what day I am on and what day I may have blogged… or not. I most definitely feel disconnected. I can go days without really saying very much. Lilli is in her room, John… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 508, Day 509 and Day 510
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 507 - Today students I love and who, I know have been holding out hope, learned that there would be no more in-person learning for the rest of the school year. It is sad. It is sad that they had no idea that fateful Friday in March was their last day of high school. It is sad… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 507
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 506 - Today I am grateful that Lilli helped me clean the kitchen. Today I am grateful Lilli going for a “waddle” with me around the college campus. Man. Our town is like a ghost town. It is so quiet and pretty much lifeless. It’s super weird. Today I am grateful that I got some work done…… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 506
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 504 and Day 505 - To be honest… days are blending together. I totally missed that I didn’t blog yesterday. With no schedules to keep it is really hard to even remember what day it is. Although I get dressed every day, I am struggling to remember what day it is with no where to go and no real plan… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 504 and Day 505
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 503 - Did a ton of sitting, researching, and typing today… I am grateful for the little things I read for my gospel study today. I am grateful that Lilli helped me with me lesson prep project. I am grateful that I tried a vegetarian stuffed cabbage and it was AMAZING! I am grateful that so far,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 503
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 502 - There have been many things to be thankful for today…. family… jobs… sugar free peanut butter cookies… baby chicken peeps… daffodils… smiling faces… technology that helps all to connect. The thing is, most people are upset because of things “lost” due to this world wide shut down. I get that. It is scary for many… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 502
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 501 - Today has been a good day. I am grateful old dogs can learn new tricks… and I’m grateful for the people who helped me walk through the hoops to learn them. I am grateful that I got a lot of things accomplished today… 20 minutes on the exercise bike… 6 hours of learning Google Classroom… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 501
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 497, 498, 499, and 500 - Sorry it’s been a couple days since I posted last. I was having trouble with technology… then I haven’t been feeling too well on top of that. don’t panic. I am grateful I do not have the symptoms of the current plague. I do have a headache brought on by sinuses that are abundantly full… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 497, 498, 499, and 500
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 496 - My daughters are attempting to help me start a gratitude movement on popular social media. I just feel strongly that it is important to see the good… even if life is not the same as it was one month ago. I feel strongly that gratitude heals the soul. Gratitude is a weapon against fear and… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 496
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Days 492, 493, and 494 - Man… with this quarantine stuff the days blend together and I am getting the sense of what “retirement” might be like. With John home I don’t know what to do. He is always in the office working and It’s hard to do my usual M.O. if I put in headphones I don’t know he is… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Days 492, 493, and 494
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 491 - Funny how a country wide shut down facilitates a “letting go…” Today I am grateful for the study time I got. Today I am grateful for my family’s safety. Today I am grateful that John helped me to plant some things in the garden. I sure hope they grow. Today I am grateful for the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 491
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 485 and 486 - Some how I missed yesterday. Today was a good day. I am grateful that Lilli helped me and we were able to clean the whole house… with bleach. Whatever the germ is, we are ready. I am grateful that John helped me take stuff out of the back of my truck and did a grocery… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 485 and 486
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 484 - Today I am grateful for the things I studied about the restoration. I am grateful for an awesome, productive visit with my friend Sheri. I am grateful for the energy found in God’s creations… healing energy. I am grateful for John… and that he took the time to listen to my this morning. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 484
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 482 - Had a great discussion about the restoration with Lilli and John today. I am grateful. I am grateful for friends that check in on me.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 481 - I am grateful for my scripture study this morning. I didn’t think I could concentrate because I didn’t sleep well and my guts are on fire (no more raw onions for me!) However, the Lord blessed me and I got in 35 minutes of learning and pondering. Today was a hard day… deep disappointment and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 481
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 479 - I am grateful my house wasn’t really on fire. I was awakened early by the fire alarm on my one day to sleep in. I hopped out of bed and ran out of the bedroom. John was up and had already decided that the furnace was having an issue. I wasn’t convinced because the burning… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 479
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 478 - Today I am grateful for the many people in my life who are born on this day… especially my sister Jana who is an amazingly talented and compassionate soul… and my nephew Jordan who is always a source of a giggle. I am grateful for the things I learned in my scripture study this morning.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 478
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 477 - Long day, but good day. I am thankful for the people I work with. Even early morning meetings are entertaining. I am thankful for students who try hard to be helpful and who love to learn. They make teaching enjoyable. I am grateful that John works hard for our family and that his income meets… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 477
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 476 - I wouldn’t say my life is calm. Today I worked a 12.5 hour day. I’m tired. But I am grateful for a job that can help pay off our debt and somehow contribute to our future retirement. I am grateful for good friends who think of me and call me. Thanks Jo. I needed that.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 476
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 466 - Amen! Today I celebrated the life of a person who made gratitude a way of life. I had rejuvenating conversations with my best sista friend who teaches me the meaning of having a gratitude filled life. I ended a production and felt extreme gratitude for the kids I work with and the community that supports… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 466
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 465 - I am grateful for Kimber who can and cleaned up a little at my house so I could have guests for the weekend… and she got the dog for me because I was running late today and left him home. I am grateful for John who supports my work/hobby with building, and filming and cheering….… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 465
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 463 - Good day… even for a long day. I am grateful my cast and crew had a great show today. Sure wish more people came to see the show. Still, I am grateful for those who do come and support these kids. Most of the time I question if I am really making a difference in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 463
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 462 - today I am grateful for the gospel and forever families. today I am grateful that I got to live next door to one of the most generous women for 21 years. today I am grateful that my friend Linda is free from pain and resting in the love of family and the Savior. today I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 462
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 461 - Long day. Went in early to work on fixing costumes and to work on a few tech issues. Went through two shows. Second show was pretty messy tech wise with mics not working, sound cues and projections missed, and crew members not showing up for their assignments. I was super proud of the cast who… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 461
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 460 - I am grateful for John. He has remembered me all day for Valentine’s Day with flowers, a cd, and new key chains for the ones I broke. I have not had time to get him anything. But he desires the best… he just doesn’t get it with me. I am grateful that my parents came… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 460
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 459 - Today I awoke to the very sad news that a friend had passed away. She leaves behind several young children, some adult children and a couple of grand children, along with her wonderful husband. She died after a long battle with cancer… nearly 9 years. However, I had the privileged of helping her before the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 459
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Days 457 and 458 - Some longs day. Getting maybe, 5 hours a sleep a night. Too many things on my mind and too many things I need to do. My body is slowing down. I am grateful Thoroughly Modern Millie opens tomorrow. Maybe the stress will decrease. Meanwhile, I am running to get lesson plans, etc. off the ground… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Days 457 and 458
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Days 454, 455, 456 - Holy Cow. My life is racing too fast. Between trying to write lesson plans and curriculum for new classes, getting a show open in a few days, and trying to hold it together at home, I am exhausted. I haven’t had any time for my habits I am trying to build. I am thankful for… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Days 454, 455, 456
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 453 - This morning I studied 1 Nephi 2:10-13. It always amazes me that people I meet are surprised at the fact that there are always opposites. There is always opposition in all things. It’s a law of nature! I learned in science class Isaac Newton’s law of motion. “For every action there is an equal and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 453
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 452 - Today I studied a few more verses in 2 Nephi 2… but not many because I was distracted by the next doctrine taught… Jesus IS THE PLAN! I’d write more about the verses I read today, But I am exhausted. I am grateful for the people who hung around so we could get the rest… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 452
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 451 - This morning while I was studying scriptures I only got through one verse. I know that sounds lame, but I just needed to ponder that verse for the day. “And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil.” – 2 Nephi 2:5 I think we forget this truth far too often. People are calling… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 451
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 429 - Arise! That is the word that really jumped out at me as I studied me scriptures this morning. Arise from the dust and be men! My mind immediately goes to one of my favorite scenes in a Disney movie. Mulan whips off her tie and teaches the guys how to climb the wall to save… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 429
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 428 - Today I studied a bit of the writings of Isaiah that were preserved by Nephi. 1 Nephi 20 begins with a call for all baptized members to hearken to what he has to saw. We are called to serve him and to keep his commandments (Mosiah 18:10). We are called to always remember him. This… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 428
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 427 - Today I am grateful that I had some down time this evening. Lilli is off to Snowball, a school dance. None of my children have ever wanted to get ready at our house or involve us in their fancy dance plans. So we have a quiet night at home. That’s nice. I am grateful that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 427
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 426 - It took me nearly a whole chapter of reading and studying to finally get to something that really made me stop and pause. “And there was nothing save it were the power of God, which threatened them with destruction, could soften their hearts.” -1 Nephi 18:20 What is my heart like? Is my heart capable… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 426
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 425 - I am grateful I sleep better last night. My Fitbit says I got over 7 hours of real sleep. That’s a whole hour more than usual. The crazy thing is I am in my bed “sleeping” for 8 hours or more. I am just so restless that it doesn’t count as real sleep. Today during… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 425
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 423 - In this mornings study of the scriptures I am struck by Nephi’s “can do” attitude which is the opposite of his brothers’ “not happening” attitude. Nephi’s attitude comes with personal knowledge of the character of God. He trust’s Him, and thus believes that he, himself, can do anything with God on his side. His brothers… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 423
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 422 - Today in scripture study I am impressed that Nephi really wanted us all to understand that God’s commandments must be fulfill or obeyed if we are to understand what true is all about. Not only does God give commandments and expects us to obey, He provides a way for us to be successful. god will… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 422
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 421 - Boy! Am I ever so grateful for that! Sometimes I am super impatient and forget, but in the long run, I realize that God’s timing is perfect timing.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 420 - I made it! I got home from my very long Friday at 5 in the morning. I am grateful for the 2.5 hour nap that I got before I had to head back to school. I am grateful the lighting cues went well and I didn’t need to fix much or add very many cues.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 420
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 419 - It’s going to be a long day. Yesterday was a long day too. I tried to get some lighting cues done all day, but every time I’d attempt to start, something else pushed me back… I still am not started and thy need to be done by tomorrow. But the hanging doors got worked on,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 419
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 418 - For the next few days I will be beginning my day with my gratitude post because I will be having some late days/nights at work and I know I will be too tired to sit down and write when I walk in the door well after a Godly hour. I am grateful for sleep. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 418
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 417 - Today as I study various things in 1 Nephi 13 I am struck by how firm God is in honoring agency. He honors the agency of men, even if bad things will happen. He honors the agency of men who with change His word and warp the perception of others of just who God is… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 417
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 416 - As I continue my study of Nephi’s vision I wonder, “How did he know what the symbols meant? It wasn’t like the angel gave him a definition for everything he saw. Then a couple of things occurred to me. 1) God teaches us with things we are familiar with. 2) God doesn’t always tell us… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 416
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 415 - Today has been a good day. I finished all my goals for the day. But the day started early with dental appointments and all and ended late with me doing my exercise at the end of the day, rather than in the beginning. I am grateful I had the courage to push through. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 415
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 411 - Today I studied 1 Nephi 9. The phrase, “for a wise purpose” sticks out. It makes me wonder if I brush aside impressions that are given to me “for a wise purpose.” Nephi had no idea why he needed a second record other than God told him to do it and that it must be… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 411
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 410 - Scripture study this morning… how does one change their perspective from “clinging” to the rod to “holding fast” to the rod? This seems of great importance. Really. Those who were clinging to the rod seemed to live and move forward out of fear. Been there. Done that. Fear is a sad way to live. That… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 410
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 409 - Scripture study this morning was all about the tree Lehi saw and the fruit that was sweet to the taste. I have mapped out this story so many times. My scriptures are covered with notes and sticky notes with ideas learned from this vision. (Admittedly, there are times I wish I could dream like that,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 409
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 408 - I am grateful for the peace and quiet of mornings… when I can read and ponder the scriptures and practice a little qi gong. This morning I started the chapter in the Book of Mormon where Lehi sees the tree of life. First of all, did you know that nearly every culture in the world… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 408
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 407 - Today I am grateful for a slow day. The Sabbath always brings a moment to slow down and recharge. I am grateful Hannah got to her destination safely. I am grateful John got to his destination safely. I am grateful that Lilli spent some time coloring with me. I am grateful Jeff helped me get… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 407
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 406 - Today in my scripture study… I pondered how important is was for Nephi and his brothers to get the records of their forefathers, how important it was for them to remember how God had blessed family members and to remember their own relationships with their ancestors. I pondered the question, why is it that in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 406
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 405 - Today some new thoughts as I pondered the ever famous “go and do” scripture of 1 Nephi 3:7. Going is actually showing up. Can’t have “an experience” if you never show up. Doing is participating. It’s pretty hard to enjoy an experience when we don’t participate. How many things have I missed because I didn’t… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 405
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 404 - As I spent a few minutes in my scriptures this morning, before an early meeting, I was reminded of a great principle… “… the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” This principle has been… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 404
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 403 - Two things stand out to me in my scripture study this morning. 1) Knowing God is what bring peace, but it takes work. Nephi felt peace, even in the middle of affliction because he knew God. It was more than knowing scriptures. He recognized the hand of God in his left. He knew he has… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 403
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 402 - I am learning… Even on a bad day, doing my best to remember the tender mercies of the Lord each days sure helps. I have to write my gratitude list before the day begins so that I stay true to my goal and because today will be a long day. Work. Rehearsal. and a show… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 402
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 401 - I am thank for my friend Jo. I am thankful for the wise counsel of a great mom. Even at 55 a person needs their mom… well at least this one does. I am thankful my son made to his place okay. He was smart and stopped at a rest area to sleep when he… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 401
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 400 - This morning, as I studied my scriptures, I came across a blog , https://bookofmormonstudynotes.blog/2020/01/05/witnesses/#like-17489, that inspired me. He shared a few lessons he learned from his study of the testimonies of the witnesses of the origin of the Book of Mormon. In summery, 1) spiritual experiences happen in different ways for different reasons 2) some… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 400
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 398 - I am grateful that a few people came and helped with the Millie set. We made a dent… not as far as I had hoped, but it will do. I am also grateful that I caught the mis-use of the 10′ boards before I would need to buy a ton more. I am grateful for… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 398
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 396 - Today John helped me and we cleaned… I mean we really cleaned. We put away all of the Christmas crap. We move the furniture around in the family room. We shampooed the carpet. We cleaned the kitchen and the dining room and the living room. We even washed the windows. I am super thankful that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of gratitude – Day 396
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Days 387-394 - I haven’t been able to blog over the past week due to not feeling so well and trying to keep up with the Christmas celebrations. Still… there is much to be grateful for… I am thankful that John tried so hard over the past week to help me. I would not have been able to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Days 387-394
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 385 and Day 386 - I missed yesterday due to getting home late from a rental in the auditorium. I am so ready for Christmas break. I am so tired. I sure hope my body allows me to sleep. I am thankful that we got some family time to watch Star Wars. It was good. I liked it. It had… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 385 and Day 386
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 382, Day 383 and Day 384 - Some many things over the last three days… Thankful that I done with school until January… I do have to work one more day due to a 3 day rental in the space. So… I am thankful for the extra money the rental will bring the family. I am thank that I didn’t make a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 382, Day 383 and Day 384
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 380 - I needed this reminder today. There are days that you wonder why you bothered to get out of bed. Today was that day. Worry, stress, and sadness over what I can’t change overwhelm me at times. I have found my self with a tear or two more than once in the past couple of days.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 380
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 379 - Today I am grateful for a calm day. Tomorrow brings chaos of Christmas shows and recitals to the end of the week. I am grateful for soup. Today I made a Japanese, of sorts, Ramen soup. It hit the spot because I am not feeling myself and soup is a comfort food. I am grateful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 379
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 377 and Day 378 - Yesterday was a busy day with a dance recital, work and trying to get Christmas together at our house. I am grateful that family came to support Lilli and Kimber and Freya and Holland in their dance recital. It is clear that dancing makes my girls happy. They didn’t get it from me. I could… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 377 and Day 378
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 376 - I am so grateful it’s the weekend. I need a weekend, but I still work tomorrow. I am grateful for a few extra hours of subbing time because it will give up a little extra money for Christmas. I am grateful John went and got healthy snacks for me to have food today, and he… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 376
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 375 - I am grateful for the help I got when a surprise delivery of 4×8 sheets of card board arrived unexpectedly yesterday. I am grateful John helped me get the video of our fall show ready to submit for competition. I am grateful for Kimber who is patient when I work late and I can’t get… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 375
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 374 - Such a busy day. I am grateful that the concert I worked tonight went well and the the recording worked. I am grateful to my classes are making progress. I am grateful that Lilli, Ama and Christian came back to school to help me switch concert stuff on the stage. The next event is tomorrow… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 374
Developing an Attitude of gratitude – Day 373 - Today am grateful that my day was shorter than I anticipated. I am grateful John liked what I through together for dinner. I am grateful for scripture study time, however, I find it a little unsettling that it’s taken me 2 days to get through 1 chapter in Revelations… I need to get 11 done… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of gratitude – Day 373
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 372 - Today I am grateful for a good scripture study time. I learned many gems as the Spirit whispered to my a greater understand of the words I read. I am grateful that me lesson plan for today worked out well. I really think the kids learned something. I am grateful time to ponder, blog, and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 372
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 370 - Today I am grateful for a good business meeting this morning. I am grateful for the time to stop by the park and to support Lilli and her choir as the sang at some community event. I am grateful for the time to work on the family Christmas letter and Christmas cards. I am grateful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 370
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 369 - Things to be grateful for… the fun it is to sneak around outside my grand kids house to celebrate St Nicholas Day. This European Holiday celebrates the actions of a generous man who went about brightening the lives of others, leaving coins and sweets in the shoes of children and the poor as they sat… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 369
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 368 - Today is exhausting! First, I got up early because I thought I was needed at an early meeting. Turns out it was cancelled. I struggled to find energy and the will to be at work, but I kept trudging along through classes. I worked at keeping my cool through classes who talk too much and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 368
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 367 - I got home very last and thus missed blogging about things I am grateful for. Yesterday I was blessed with a good day. I am thankful I got to spend time with my grand kids and to do a couple helpful things for my daughter. I am thankful for some good news for a good… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 367
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 366 - Yup. It’s the truth. Today I am grateful for a slow morning where I got my study in, wrote a few things, taught a lesson, dropped off the dog and went to work. Work went well. Classes were somewhat co-operative. I had a meeting about building the program. No promises, but at least we are… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 366
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 365 - It has now been one whole year since I started my journey to develop an attitude of gratitude. I have learned a thing or two as I have made an effort to look for the good each day. I have read multiple articles that claim that gratitude improves health. Now, I really don’t know if… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 365
Lighting the World with Christlike Service - As the Christmas season approaches, I have chosen to the Light the World activity sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can find more info on this Christ centered Christmas activity here: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/light-the-world Today the activity prompt is to think of someone who has/is an example of Christ-like service and mention… Continue reading Lighting the World with Christlike Service
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 363 and Day 364 - Okay… I am bummed that I missed reporting my gratitudes over that past couple days, but it happens when one is traveling and has no access to the internet. Over the past 2 days I am grateful for the Lord’s protection as we drove for 16 hours through winter storms. He protected us when the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 363 and Day 364
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
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 360 - Today I am thankful for a chill day. I didn’t even get out of my pjs. LOL. I am grateful for new tires and an alignment check on my truck. I think we are ready for our road trip to Utah on Friday to hang with our beloved Tapasa family. I am grateful for folded… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 360
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 359 - Yesterday I popped into the school to finish talking to my daughter’s teachers and to set up stuff for an event that happens Wednesday. Then I came home a goofed around for a bit before John took me for mani pedis for my birthday. When I hear mani pedis for two, I usually think of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 359
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 358 - I am thankful for those in my life. Hindsight is a blessing like that. I am grateful for a good day, but a long day at work. As a part time employee I needed to work 10 hours over Monday and Tuesday. I got 12 hours in on Monday with Professional Development and Parent/Teacher Conferences.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 358
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 357 - Today I am thankful for my husband. Today is our anniversary. We have been married for 30 years. Like every couple married for 30 years, we have had ups and downs. He still makes me roll my eyes, makes me laugh, and helps me with all my chaos. He works hard to support the family… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 357
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 356 - Lots to be grateful for today… a good job… a good family… my husband working on our next project… a fun outing with Hannah and Lilli… computers… time to study the scriptures… a country with freedoms to worship as I choose… electricity… running water… plenty of food… a great mattress… the ability to live in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 356
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 355 - Today I am thankful that we now begin Thanksgiving break… sort of. Lilli doesn’t have school for the next week. I have to work Monday and Tuesday because it is parent/teacher conferences. I am thankful that I got to go on a mom/daughter date with Lilli to see the new Frozen movie. I am thankful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 355
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 354 - I’ve been doing my best to express thanks for 354 days now. I have changed. I don’t have more stuff, but I do have a more meaningful day everyday. I did get a raise. I gained courage. My testimony grew in leaps and bounds. Today I am grateful for a few moments to listen to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 354
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 353 - Amen! Today I am thankful for soup. I am thankful for a good day at work. I am thankful so for family. I am thankful for good friends. I am thankful for the sunny weather so my class could paint outside… and I am thankful that they didn’t get any paint on my truck. LOL.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 353

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