#gratitude

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
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 542 - Today I am grateful that I didn’t need to re-scan my teeth for my ClearBraces. I got to move on and actually got to come home with the next set. Today I am grateful that I finished sanding the dresser I am refinishing. Tomorrow I will start painting. Today I am grateful for the awesome… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 542
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 541 - Today I am fighting feelings of disappointment and bitterness. Today two local school districts released various plans on how they intend on opening school in the fall. My local school district released 4 plans. Only 1 of those plans had students from grades 6-12 in school – 1-2 days a week. Most of the plans… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 541
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 540 - So I started reading a new book… Peace in Every Breathe by Thich Nhat Hanh. Right off the bat he states, “every moment is a gift of life. I am practicing the first section this week… The moment you wake up you smile. He gives a poem to review… Waking up this morning, I smile;… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 540
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 539 - I didn’t do much today…. Today I am grateful I took the time to study 2 chapters in the Book of Mormon. Today my study was all about the Lamanites who joined the church and buried their weapons. I got me thinking about what I needed to bury in order to succeed. I will have… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 539
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 538 - Today I am grateful for a quiet morning in the garden chatting with the chickens, observing my little seedlings and giving them a drink, and watching humming birds eat breakfast at my lavender plants. It was so nice to just take that moment and breath. Today I am grateful that our friend Riley who volunteered… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 538
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 537 - Today I am grateful for the time I spent in my scriptures. Today I am grateful for the sacrament, and that even though we cannot attend meetings in the church buildings, we can still worship in our homes and with our families. Today I am grateful that our chickens will begin their week able to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 537
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 536 - Today I am grateful for a Saturday. Today I am grateful for a day to lay low and recover… me from a sunburn and Lilli from her broken clavicle. Today I am grateful for Jordan who has been here all day cheering up and helping Lilli. Today I am grateful for John who has been… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 536
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 535 - I was all set to write my blog yesterday when I got a call from Lilli at 9:40… “Mom, I’m at Madrona Park and I broke my collar bone.” John and I got into the truck and drove down to the park. It was clear that she had, indeed, broken her collar bone when she… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 535
534 - Today I am grateful for a pleasant day at the beach… just chillin’ and breathin’. It was fun going to the beach with Lilli and Jordan. It was cold, so I just sat there people watching. It was great!
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 533 - Today I am grateful that I got some yard work done… even after accidentally sitting in a pile of ants and having them bite me. My leg burned for hours. I also felt like something was crawling all over me for the rest of the day. I am grateful I got to visit, for a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 533
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 532 - True that! Gratitude takes practice. Gratitude needs to be practiced every day. Today I am grateful for new skills. I’ve been learning about a video editing software. I am getting better and better at it. I enjoyed making a video today for our up coming Virtual Thespian Inductions. I am grateful for the time I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 532
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 531 - I am working on this… Today was a day… I didn’t accomplish much. I don’t feel very motivated to do pretty much anything. Today I am grateful for a few voice students. Today I am grateful I’ve made to the end of the day and I can go lay down soon. Some how I missed… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 531
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 530 - This has challenged me today. My brain moves so much faster than my body. My body aches and pains and just doesn’t cooperate withe the plans my brain makes. Today this fact really frustrated me. I am grateful that I can dream up plans. but I am struggling to be grateful for a hand that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 530
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 529 - Today Lilli and I got up early, packed a lunch, and went on an adventure. First we stopped at a garage sale. I am thankful we were able to find some cute clothes for Lilli at a great price. She was pleased. Then we got gas, hit the grocery store and stopped at the fruit… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 529
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 528 - Today I am grateful that Lilli was willing to help me clean up the west side of the house and the back garden area yesterday. I was exhausted! I got a shower in the evening and laid down and was out! I intended on blogging yesterday but fell asleep before I even brushed my hair.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 528
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 527 - I find that happiness and gratitude are connected. I need to be better about expressing my gratitude. Today I am grateful for some fun surprising people with my friends Jeff, Zack, and Riley. Today I am grateful to discover a 2 pound weight loss. Now, to keep that up. Today I am grateful for delicious… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 527
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 524 - Today I am grateful that I got up and had the courage to exercise on the stationary bike for 30 minutes. Today I am grateful for tea. Today I am grateful that I have successfully navigated through 7 days of intermittent fasting and that I really do feel better. I am hoping to make it… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 524
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 523 - Today I am grateful for a clean kitchen before I head for bed. Today I am thankful for cauleflower… with cheese. Very tasty. Today I am grateful that I made it through day 4 of intermittent fasting. I was a little low on energy by then end of the fast, but I made it anyway.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 523
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 522 - Today my heart is full of gratitude. I am grateful for miracles that come from God through fating and prayer. I am grateful for those who joined our family in all the ways that they do that, from hiking a hike, playing some music, to fasting without food. I am grateful for family and friends… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 522
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 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 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

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.