#gratitude

A Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 94 - Today I am grateful for the friendly people at the orthodontist office. Their cheerfulness and person touch makes the fact that I have braces at 56 doable. Today I am grateful for the nice office lady that met me half way to bring me office supplies. Plus, she paid me a compliment. That was cool.… Continue reading A Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 94
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 93 - Amen! Today I am grateful for scripture study. Today I am grateful for the reminder that I am commanded to pray everywhere and at all times. I am commended to share my testimony of Jesus Christ freely. I am commanded to be humble and to allow the Lord to teach me and to mold me.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 93
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 92 - So much to be thankful for… Today I am thankful that I that I woke up in time for a shower before an early morning meeting. I didn’t sleep well last night so I am glad that I had the energy to wake up and get moving. Today I am thankful that when the power… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 92
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 91 - Today was such a long day. Today I am glad that although I had suicided prevention training for several hours today, I had distractions that kept my mind from thinking too hard on the sadness of it all. Today I am grateful that Jeff came running when I couldn’t get he sound on my work… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 91
An attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 90 - Today I am thankful for the Sabbath. Today I am thankful for my first born. It is her birthday tomorrow, but celebrated today. She wanted breakfast for dinner and lemon crepes… That what I made. It turned out tasty. She is a very talented, kind, compassionate person. She is a great mom and a great… Continue reading An attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 90
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 88 - Today I am thankful for a good day at work where classes went well, I am caught up on all grades for assignments that have been turned in, met personally with 3 students to help them stay on track for this semester, answered 200 emails, finished the lessons for next week and posted them, walked… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 88
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 87 - Today I am grateful for a study in the scriptures that reminded me that we all need to place more confidence in the word of the Lord and less trust in the wisdom of humans. Why is it we care so much what other humans think? Why is it that we let the fear of… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 87
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 85 - Today started early… First, I couldn’t sleep so I got up at 5:30 am. I was out the door by 7:05 for an early meeting. I worked all day on lesson plans to begin Semester 2 with a new batch of students and did several parent/teacher conferences before leaving the school building at 7:00 pm.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 85
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 84 - Today I am grateful for family. It is cool that my siblings and parents rally around each other. Today we met via Zoom to have a close a fast prayer together… first time in a long time… but still cool. I have more to go on my fast because Mon-Tues is my long fast for… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 84
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 83 - Today I am grateful for in-person church. Today I witnessed the sweetest thing. Three young siblings were clearly excited to pass the sacrament. The Deacons’ Quorum president first offered to give up his spot so the brothers could work together until the Bishop stood and whispered something. As the hymn played they sat on the… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 83
An Attitude of gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 81 - Today I am grateful that I had a couple successful parent/teacher conferences, am caught up on my grades, and even sewed 3 1/2 bears and 2 baby receiving blankets. Today I am grateful for a visit to the chiropractor. Today I am grateful for the yummy fajita salad I had for dinner. Today I am… Continue reading An Attitude of gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 81
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 80 - I love this statement. I find such healing in gratitude. Today I am grateful for a good natured dentist. She was not able to complete my root canal, and is referring me to a specialist. But she was friendly and sympathetic. I appreciate that. Today I am grateful that Lilli and Jeff both brought me… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 80
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 78 - They cancelled school today because too many students and staff are without reliable power, internet and cell service. Today they announced that we have no school tomorrow as well. The school buildings continues to struggle with no phone, internet connections and power. It is an issue of equity. However, it does mess with my Thursday.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 78
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 77 - Today I worked on cleaning up my office and living room. The living room is still hot mess since Hannah painted in December. I finally got all the books put away, and Lilli helped me hang half of the pictures. I have something special planned for the wall over the couch, but I have to… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 77
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 76 - True that. I do have good people in my life. Still no cell service. But I am grateful that we have electricity and warmth in my house. Today I am grateful John Hatch stopped by. I haven’t seen him in quite some time. Such a great guy! Today I am grateful I got my office… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 76
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 75 - Today I am grateful that I found things to keep me busy while we had no power for 12 hours. I ended up cutting out bears… lots of bears. Today I am grateful that my thumb tolerated all the cutting. Today I am grateful that we cut down those 2 trees this past fall. Trees… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 75
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 74 - Today I am grateful that Lilli has healing hands. I woke with awful leg cramps twice last night. John worked on rubbing out the cramp and got a hot wash cloth. He finally got Lilli and she pulled all the pain out with her healing hand. I was able to go back to sleep. But… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 74
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 72 - Today I am grateful I got my scripture study in before I headed to work. Today I am grateful that John was sneaky and got me to leave my truck at home. Then he hired a guy to detail the truck as a Valentine’s Day gift to me. The truck looks AMAZING! It looks better… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 72
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 70 - Today I am thankful for the opportunity to attend church. It is exciting that church worship is opening up. Today I am thankful for phone calls with family. Today I am thankful for the bears I finished today and for all the people who donated to the fundraiser by buying a bear. From here on… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 70
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 69 - Today I learned that my cousin’s husband is struggle with COVID in the hospital. Nothing seems more true that this quote right now. I am grateful for the time I can spend with my family. I am not the most exciting nor interesting person, but I do like to be around them and watch them.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 69
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 68 - I missed yesterday because did not feel well. I had a killer headache. My arm hurt. I was so tired. So after I came home from school and rehearsal, I only had enough energy for a quick RS Activity Committee meeting and dinner before hitting the sack. Probably the best sleep I have had in… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 68
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 67 - Truth! God is merciful. Today I am grateful that my classes went well. Today I am grateful that although I waited 2 hours instead of the actually honoring an appointment today for a vaccination, I did get my first dose of the vaccine. I’m not one who holds stock in most vaccines, but this one… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 67
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 66 - Today I am kicking against gratitude because I am frustrated… but I am going to write a gratitude list… even a small one… so I can get out of this funk. Today I am grateful that my daughter’s don’t mind my rants and that today they didn’t take it personally. I am thankful for the… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 66
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 65 - Today I am grateful for the Sabbath and for the last time we will be having home church… at least until some other big catastrophe happens. Next week we begin church every week again. It is a huge blessing! Today I am grateful that I finished few more bears and was able to cut out… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 65
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 64 - I haven’t been feeling too well today… a weird pain in my lower gut… Therefore, I did not get as many bears done as I would have liked. I am grateful for the bears I did complete. I am hoping to mail a bunch on Monday and to deliver them as well. I am grateful… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 64
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 62 - I didn’t get as much done today as I had hoped… still I am thankful for what I did get done. Today I am grateful for finishing 1.5 more bears… so many still to go… Today I am grateful for pizza omelets for dinner. Today I am grateful that Lilli brought me chai tea today.
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 61 - Today I am grateful for the SNOW! I really wanted at least one day with snow on the ground. It happens so rarely in my area. This snow storm is really a tender mercy. It’s pretty. It’s quiet. I wish it could stay a little longer. But the 4 hours we have had snow has… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 61
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 59 - Today I have been at my sewing machine from sun up to far past sun down. Today I am grateful for 13 completely finished bears ready to head out the door to their new homes to give hugs and loves to those who need hugs and loves. Today I am grateful for Kimber who is… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 59
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 58 - Today I am grateful that I was able to complete 4 bear bodies before I ran out of steam. Today I am grateful for a decent day at school. Today I am grateful for John making dinner – tortellini soup and garlic bread. I am also grateful for hard boiled eggs, Keto drink, banana chips… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 58
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 57 - Today I am thankful for my friend Rachel who thoughtfully got my family dinner tonight from a local Thai restaurant. She wanted to help support Riley in her healing. Her kindness touches my heart. Always. Today I am thankful for my friend Jeff, my partner in my theatre adventures. I can’t imagine taking the crazy… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 57
An attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 56 - Preach! Today I am thankful for all of the things pictured in the picture… Cat, my house, flowers budding in my yard, time to sew after school, the awesome sunrise and sunset for the second day in a row, family and friends, time chatting with Riley, thing that make me smile, my wind chimes, good… Continue reading An attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 56
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 55 - Today I am grateful for the BEAUTIFUL sunrise. It stopped me in my tracks. I was even late getting out the door because I just stood in the living room window marveling at god’s ability to paint with light. Today I am grateful got the GORGEOUS sunset. I didn’t expect to be equally impressed with… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 55
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 54 - Today I am thankful for Lilli who went to Lincoln City for the only corduroy we could find at a decent price for her bear project. I am also grateful she drove safely. Today I am grateful for my parents who drove 1/2 to meet me and to give me donated corduroy and stuffing for… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 54
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 53 - Beyond tired. I really wish I could sleep. Today I am grateful for breakfast for dinner. It’s a meal nearly everyone will eat. Today I am grateful for Kimber helping me cut out bears. My thumb is getting sore. Today I am grateful for Riley who helped stuff bears. Today I am grateful for the… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 53
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 51 - Today I am grateful for a good day at school. Today I am grateful Riley’s surgery went well. Today I am grateful for a movie with John, Lilli, and Riley. We watched an old 80’s movie. Today I am thankful for Cheeseburger salad, pepper jack cheese, Emergin-c and Keto drink, and sea salt chips. Okay.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 51
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 50 - Today I am grateful for a good day at work. Today I am grateful for a Zoom rehearsal. It was a bit of a hot mess, but it was fun to see the kids and to try. We will be having Zoom rehearsals to get memorization down for the next couple of week, in the… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 50
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 49 - Today I am grateful for less to do in the evening. Last night I was out last with a meeting. When I got home, Lilli was having a sad moment, so I sat and hugged her awhile and then made her mac-n-cheese. Then the power went out. That meant I needed to stay up even… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 49
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 47 - I love this quote! You have no idea how hard this is on some day. Today I am grateful that I was able to focus and to get a ton of work done today. I really like the lesson plans I am creating lately. I am hoping I am getting the hang of this on… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 47
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 46 - Today I am grateful messages of inspiration. I read this today on Facebook, “God doesn’t take away all hardships we face. But He is ready to give us the perfect tool for the job of overcoming them. Moses still faced the Red Sea. But he had a rod. David still faced Goliath. But he had… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 46
An Attitude Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 45 - Today I am grateful I got my head back! Now to deal with the stiff neck and shoulders from being all tense from keeping my head still for days. Even sleeping has been an exercise in tension! Today I am grateful for the work I was able to complete today. Today I am grateful the… Continue reading An Attitude Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 45
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 44 - Today I am grateful for making it through a day at work when I feel like crap. Today I am grateful for a good friend. Today I am grateful for ice and migraine meds. Today I am grateful John is willing to make dinner and do dishes. Today I am grateful I have not thrown… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 44
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 43 - oops… I missed blogging yesterday… but I left work at 12:30, threw up 3 times in the parking lot before driving home, and slept until this morning at 6am. My head is still pounding! Migraines are the worst! I’m pretty sure it’s a migraine. Head hurts. Bright lights are annoying and sounds, like barking dogs,… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 43
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 42 - Long day! Today was the first day back to school for teachers. Meetings. ALL. DAY. LONG. Then voice lessons. Then a RS training meeting. My brain hurts. Today I am grateful I have a job. I hope I do it well. I do love teaching. Today I am grateful that Lilli is a generous person,… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 42
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 41 - Today I am grateful for Sabbath activities. Today I am grateful for Lilli’s enthusiasm regarding her new fish… a shrimp she named Barry after Barry Allen, the Flash, a black gold fish named Bruce after Bruce Wayne, Bateman, and Richie after Richard, Robin. It’s fun her hear her excitably share. Today I am grateful that… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 41
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 40 - Today I am grateful for some time with Lilli today and for the new fish… 2 gold fish and a little shrimp. They are cute. I hope we can keep them alive. Today I am grateful for some time to study and to reflect. Today I am thankful for a simple dinner that hit the… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 40
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 39 - Today I am grateful for a lazy morning… I laid in bed for awhile… I took my time studying the scriptures and reading from a few additional inspirational books… Today I am grateful for the quote I read from the book I got myself for Christmas, A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel. “You… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 39
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 38 - Today I am grateful for the desk thing I am refinishing is turning out super cute! It’s been an ugly brown thing in my living room for years. I picked it up on the side of the road one day and it became a fish tank holder. However, the years of water from fish tanks… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 38
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 37 - Today I am grateful that Hannah did a fantastic job painting the living room. We still have more to put away, but the room looks great. It’s more open. It looks cleaner. It’s looking pretty awesome. I am also grateful for Lilli’s help with painting the the bookcases, and putting things away. next week I… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 37
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 36 - Today I am grateful for a new look in the living room. It is nearly midnight and it is still a work in progress, but I am looking forward to waking up to a beautiful new look. I am grateful Hannah has taken on this project. Today I am grateful that Lilli helped paint bookcases,… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 36
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 35 - Today we made a big mess. I am hoping we can clean it up before Hannah leaves on Wednesday. She is painting the living room for me for Christmas. Today I am grateful for the books I kept and that I finally decieded to purge my bookshelves. Today I am grateful that Lilli helped make… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 35
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Da 34 - Today I am grateful for time to plan. Today I am grateful for church. Today I am thankful that everyone helped with dinner. Today I am thankful for a little movie family time. Today I am thankful for warm fuzzy socks. Today I study about the origin of the Doctrine and Covenants. Today I am… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Da 34
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 33 - Today John, Hannah and I did apples. We got 9 gallons of apple cider and 58 quarts of applesauce. We aren’t done with the water bath part. We will have to pick that up again tomorrow. We did get all the 1/2 galloon jars through the water bath. I hope they all seal. It is… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 33
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 32 - Today I am thankful for Christmas. Christmas is stressful. I always fear disappointing someone because my gifts almost always fall flat. This fear is paralyzing. For the most part I now only gifts that my children and husband put on their Amazon lists because the homemade gifts I want to give often fall flat… and… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 32
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 31 - Today I finished my 5th teddy bear today. I love how these little guys turned out. I am thinking of making a few more and selling them. I hope someone buy them. I also stayed up way too late to finish my last little ballet doll. This one is for Freya. I am thankful my… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 31
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 30 - Today I took Lilli and Hannah to Lincoln City. It was fun to walk along the beach and to pick up rocks. I came home with a pocket full of awesome rocks. I also took them to get some spendy, but delish burgers at the 60’s Café. since no restaurants are open for sit down,… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 30
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 29 - Today I am grateful that I was able to finish my Christmas projects that need to be mailed. They turned out super cute! Tomorrow the goal is to get them in the mail and to go to the beach. I need two more pieces of fabric so I can to my next two bears. Today… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 29
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 28 - Today I got a new calling in church. I am grateful I had the opportunity to teach Gospel Doctrine for the past few years. I do love teaching, especially teaching in the gospel setting. I am sad to see that go. Now I will be serving in the Relief Society Presidency as the 2nd counselor.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 28
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 28 - I’m bummed that I missed yesterday. I guess I got busy doing my thing and some how thought I had already written things. Today I spent the morning working a rag doll for one of my grand daughters. I intended on finishing a second one and starting a teddy bear today. However, I was blessed… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 28
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 27 - This morning, bright and early I got silver little braces put on my upper teeth. It’s not too pokey and so far, it’s not too sore. Still, I’m mostly eating soft foods today. Today I am grateful that my first wire doesn’t hurt too much. Today I am grateful that I was able to get… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 27
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 26 - Today I am grateful that today was the last day of school. Today I am grateful that I made a yummy soup for dinner. Today I am grateful that I was able to work through more handwritten cards… and that Lilli went to the post office for me.
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 25 - Today I am grateful for a WIN in class. I spent the past two days making graham cracker gingerbread house and decorating kits for my PSP class. Today we worked on them. I had more kids involved than ever! They all looked like they were having fun. So many do a great job too. I… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 25
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 24 - Wow! Mondays are Mondays. Always a shock after a peaceful, yet productive Sunday. Today I am thankful for the boss I have. I really like our admin team. They are energetic. They listen. They are positive and uplifting. I actually enjoyed today’s staff meeting. Today I am grateful that I nearly finished the story board… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 24
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 23 - Today I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. We live in an amazing time where learning through revelation, from prophets and apostles, and scriptures is available. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend church, even if I didn’t go today due to swollen glands and a desire not to share the germs… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 23
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 22 - Today I did chores… cleaned every room, shampooed the carpets, grocery shopping, tons of laundry. My back hurts now. Today I am grateful for a clean house for the Sabbath. Today I am grateful for broccoli soup. Today I am grateful I am done with Christmas shopping… now I just need to finish all the… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 22
An Attitude of gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 21 - Today I am grateful for my job. Today I grateful I got to go to the chiropractor. Today I am grateful I got to go see Jocie sing at the park. I miss music. I had helped her with one of her songs. It was awesome to see her succeed!
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 20 - Today I got up early and drove to Salem for the next installment of regular braces. The spacers hurt. The lady who removed them told me that the constant pressure on my teeth was causing a bruise like feeling. Yup. She’s right. I have not been able to chew for a week. So today, they… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 20
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 19 - Today has been a good day. Today I am thankful that I got to start my day with a few minutes in my scriptures. I am going slowly through Moroni 7. So many deep gems in these verses! Today I studied about the Light of Christ and how we all are given the Light of… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 19
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 18 - Today was a good day… I started early with only 4 hours of sleep. I was up far too late planning for the week. Then I was up at the crack of stupid because John’s alarm kept going off. It was okay. I needed to get up because I didn’t finish what I needed to… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 18
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 16 - Today I am grateful for the Sabbath. It is nice to have a change of pace! I am grateful for the opportunity I have to lead spiritual discussions with ward members. I had a remarkable experience today during the lesson I was teaching via Zoom for Sunday School. We were sharing words and phrases in… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 16
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 15 - Today was a long day of Christmasing… Lilli and I went to several stores looking for the perfect gifts for others and to the grocery store. I have to say that my knees and ankles do not appreciate all the activity. Still, I think we had a good day. I am much closer to being… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 15
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 14 - So much of my ailments in life have been healed through the practice of gratitude. Gratitude truly has an immense power that can help us expand our happiness, create loving relationships, and even improve physical health. That doesn’t mean that writing this blog is making the pain in my mouth disappear (I got separators in… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 14
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 12 - Today was day 3 of my CTE conference. Today I am grateful for my fellow teachers who were willing to step up and cover my classes. I tried to find a sub. With virtual learning, there really isn’t many subs to choose from. I will have to think twice before I choose to be gone… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 12
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment Day 10 - Wow! What a crazy day. Today I am grateful I was able to begin attending a week long ACTE conference. I learned a ton a great things. Today I am grateful Jeff was willing to take my PSP class. Getting a sub with this on-line thing is nearly impossible! I am also grateful for my… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment Day 10
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 8 - The last two days I haven’t been able to sleep. To many things weighing heavy on my mind. However, there are still things to be grateful for… Today I am grateful we got the Christmas trees up and decorated and the Christmas lights on the outside of the house. I am struggling to feel festive,… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 8
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 7 - Today was a fine day. Today I am grateful for a visit from Jacob. I sure love that kid. It was good to see him and to hear his stories and to see the joy he brings my girls. I love that he comes to see us because we are all like family. I love… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 7
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 6 - So many people posting thanks today. So many things to be thankful for. I’ve been thinking today why it is most people reserve giving thanks to this day, or season, and rarely offer thanks the other 364 days of the year. I get that Thanksgiving is an opportune time to press the pause button and… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 6
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 5 - Today I didn’t do my usual 22:2 IF. I think I’m paying for it now. I’m a bit achy and I have a headache. Of course, I’ve had a headache for a couple of days… so who knows. Today I am grateful foe Ibruprophen! Plus, I may even turn in early… so there is that… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 5
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 4 - Today is my 31st anniversary. What crazy ride the past 31 years have been. Today I am grateful for my husband… who as I am writing this post is in the kitchen doing the dishes because he can and because he knows I hate washing dishes. One thing I have learned over the past 31… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 4
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 – Day 3 - Today I am thankful for a chill day. I didn’t really accomplish much… brushed the dog and got so many hair balls off the poor guy, made dinner, crocheted, watched a couple movies with my daughter who is visiting. Truthfully, I needed a day of nothing. I’ve got a pretty solid headache and I am… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 – Day 3
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 2 - Truth! Today I am grateful for the Sabbath. The Sabbath is often accused of being a day full of rules and regulations… something so out dated that it no longer fits into a modern lifestyle… something that dishes out guilt, whether from religious expectations or the guilt of unfinished projects. That is not how I… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 2
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 1 - Yesterday, President Russell M. Nelson challenged members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to use social media and the hashtag, #givethanks, for the next 7 days to enlist the healing power of gratitude in behalf of the world and ourselves. As I have thought about this plea, I have decided that my… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 1
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 564 - Today I am grateful that I got my house clean. It looks so nice. Today I am grateful that I got a call from Hannah. She only wanted a recipe, but it was good to hear hear her cheerful voice. Today I am grateful for a long phone chat with my sista friend Jo. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 564
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 563 - It’s been a week or so since I last posted. I am trying my best to get back on track, it’s just that when I get to the end of the day I am often overwhelmed. So much going on! I am grateful for my garden. It is giving me many little berries, lettuce, tomatoes… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 563
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 561 - So I have been working on this new intermittent fasting keto thing since the beginning of June. I may not be losing weight as fast as other ladies on the Facebook group, but I am making progress… about 20 pounds so far. However, so great milestones today. 1) I woke up and my Fitbit gave… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 561
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 560 - I have been practicing this… with a smile. I am reading a book called Peace is Every Footstep, or something like that, and the first lesson is to practice wake each morning and smile and then give thanks. I have trouble sleeping, so it is a struggle at times. but I have been working on… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 560
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 558 - Truth! Today I am grateful for 8 hours of sleep. I sure with I knew the secret to getting deep sleep. My Fitbit says I am getting enough REM and light sleep. I just never get to deep sleep. I have come to the conclusion that my body has learned that deep sleep is dangerous… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 558
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 557 - Today I am grateful for the few voice students that I teach. They always give me something to look forward to. Today I am grateful that I got the courage to do a qi gong class this morning. It was good to breathe and stretch today. Now I just need to find the energy to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 557
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 556 - Today I am grateful to alive… it was a long hard day physically. I know that doesn’t sound very Sabbath-y, but I will explain. The thing is, nearly every person I am related to loves hiking and being out in nature. I can’t really say that this is something that really resonates with me. But… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 556
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 555 - Today I am most grateful for the birth of Lenayah – my beautiful grand daughter. Her birth was a miracle from God. She is smart. She is thoughtful. She is curious. She is in charge. She is creative. She is amazing. She is funny. She got to visit last weekend, but is at home in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 555
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 554 - Today I am grateful for the time I had this morning to relax and read a book. I am currently reading a good book by Dr. Jason Fung. I am learning some good things. I hope they are the answers I am seeking to better my personal health. Today’s reading taught me about how hormones… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 554
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 552 - Today I am grateful for a float in the pool and a soak in the hot tub. I didn’t have very much energy today. Perhaps it was because I was ending a 48 fast for health… and it was hot. I really enjoyed my float in the pool. The cool water felt great and the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 552
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 551 - I completely enjoyed my scripture study this morning. I spent a couple hours reading, studying, and pondering Alma 32. This chapter has a great discourse on planting the seed of faith. Today I focused on Christ as the seed. Alma 32:28 Now, we will compare the word unto a aseed. Now, if ye give place, that a bseed may… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 551
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 550 - Truth. Today I am grateful that we had a fun weekend playing with McKay, Myles, Kaiden, Lenayah, Beckett and Tatum. They left early this afternoon for their long drive home. I am grateful that my teenager still thinks I’m a good place to go to when she is feeling low and will still sit on… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 550
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 549 - Today I am grateful that we had the opportunity to have all the grand kids over. We had a little pool party for Lenayah’s birthday. I was in the pool over 4 hours. I am grateful I didn’t get to fried because I remembered to put some sunscreen on first. I had fun splashing and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 549
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 548 - Today I am grateful for some quiet time to read and ponder my scriptures. Today I am grateful for some good, hopeful news. Today I am grateful my truck is back. Today I am grateful for my new toy… a power washer… and how awesome my porch looks! Today I am grateful for the couple… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 548
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude- Day 547 - I missed yesterday because by the time I got to the end of the day and my impromptu 72 hour fast, I didn’t really have the energy to make food, let alone blog anything. I am grateful that John was willing to make a yummy salmon and greens salad for me. I am also grateful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude- Day 547
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 546 - The more I record a list of things to be grateful for at the end of the day, the more I know this to be true. It is one of the most healthy practices I have ever embarked on. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to turn a 48 hour fast into a 73… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 546
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 545 - Today I am grateful that I found the courage to get qi gong and a workout app into my morning. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to try a 48 hour fast… 31 hour down… not too hungry right now… but fairly emotionally drained. Today I am grateful that my friend Jamie checked in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 545
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 544 - I do love the Sabbath! I miss going to the building to worship, but it is also nice to worship and chill with family at home. Today I am grateful for some fun watching John blow things up with the grand kids. Today I am grateful for some time to study and ponder. So many… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 544
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 543 - Today I am grateful that I live in a land that currently allows me to practice my beliefs in peace. Today I am grateful for founding forefather’s who did the best they could with what they had to establish a land of peace. It makes me sad that so many wish to judge people of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 543

Gratitude makes room for hope… real hope.  It fans the fire of hope and keeps the fire of joy and laughter alive, warming the soul.

Gratitude is the light that allows us to see in an ever darkening world.

So, join me!  Let’s be thankful to God for 365 day in a row.  Join me in thanking God when the sun shines down on us and when we find ourselves weathering the storms of life.  Let us thank Him for all His goodness in the good times and in the hard times.   Let’s thank Him when He strengthens us and when He restores peace.  Join me for the next year as I ponder on all of His goodness, tender mercies and blessing – large and small – that He showers on our lives each day.