#gratitude

Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 265 - An other long day working at the nuts and bolts of starting a new role at school. This year I am an official teacher – name on kids transcripts and all. There is a lot of business stuff to wade through before you can even step foot in the classroom. My brain hurts. However, I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 265
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 264 - Wow! what a day… all day in training, then rehearsal, dinner, walk, and falling asleep in a chair. Grateful I made it through a mind taxing day. Grateful Lilli helped out with chores.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 263 - Been a busy day of training for the new job today. Actually completed all of my SafeSchool things. I also worked on some curriculum and lesson plans. I’m kind of weird and can’t seem to write my curriculum map completely without thinking through every lesson plan and handout and assessment. I am almost done with… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 263
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 262 - Yesterday I started a 30 day challenge for myself. I am challenging myself to get the following things done in a day: 10 minutes of Qi Gong, 30 minutes (could be more) of scripture study, meaningful prayers – morning and evening, healthy meals for every meals, more water, a short stroll, a blog entry, and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 262
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 261 - I am grateful for the Sabbath and a chance to change pace. I am grateful for family time. I am grateful for time to read and ponder the scriptures. I am grateful for the Savior!
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 259 - Man… that Buddha was a smart guy. Today I am thankful for the small amount of work I got done on my lesson plans. Today I am grateful for the work John and I got done on the “office” space. We still have a ways to go, but I LOVED hearing my wind chimes outside… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 259
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 257 and Day 258 - I have so many things to be grateful for… I am making progress on my lesson plans. I am making progress on fixing up an office space. I am enjoying having John home this week. I am grateful for my yard. I am thankful that McKay wasn’t too severlly injured when she fell down her… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 257 and Day 258
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 256 - Been working all day on getting my act together for school for the coming year. I have so much to do! I am creating several classes from scratch and re-vamp a couple others. I am grateful for the progress I am making. I am grateful that John, Hannah, and Lilli had a good time on… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 256
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 253, 254, 255 - Holy Cow! I have been spending hours and hours and hours working on my curriculum for the up coming year and I haven’t taken the time to write in my blog. I do have much to be grateful for… I great home… working cars… a up grade in employment… a fantastic famliy… and most important,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 253, 254, 255
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 252 - Amen! Today I am grateful for healthy foods that I can grow and that I get from the local farmers. I am grateful for a nice visit with my mom and am sister, Jen, and her family. They stopped to visit me and then went over to the coast. After the acting camp, Lilli and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 252
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 251 and Day 252 - I’ve been crazy busy writing curriculum for the coming school year. I was just hired to teach a few classes part time at the high school. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach and be paid. I am grateful for the blessing the Lord sends when you follow the promptings of the Spirit. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 251 and Day 252
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 250 - Today was a busy, yet good and productive day. I am grateful I got some work down at school putting the classrooms together in the theatre department. I am grateful that the first day of junior thespian camp went well. Lilli seemed to be a good leader and she had plenty of help, all of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 250
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 249 - I am grateful for the Sabbath. What a great opportunity to regroup and renew. I am grateful for family. It is so fun that the grand kids come over and have dinner and play on a Sunday afternoon. I am grateful for my Savior.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – day 248 - Today we went to John’s work party way out in the middle of no where. We drove for 2 and 1/2 hours to get there. It wasn’t much… an ok burger and watery pasta salad, a few activities like some bungy jumping thing and a rock wall and a bouncy house, a bunch of people… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – day 248
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 246 and 247 - I was a little busy and a little lazy yesterday. Still much to be grateful for. Grateful for the kids who came and helped me lift stuff and put stuff away on my stage. I still have so much to go though. Between the stuff I borrowed for CET and the stuff that has to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 246 and 247
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 245 - I am grateful for a relaxing day despite my back and shoulder hurting me a bit. I am grateful I am getting me house cleaned up a bit. I am grateful for the veggies from the farm bag. So yummy!
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 244 - Today I spent all day folding and putting away laundry, cleaning out the blanket closet, and cleaning my room. I really did make some progress, even if it doesn’t sound like I did much today. Maybe tomorrow I will tackle the “office” and paint… or maybe I will tackle the laundry room and finished what… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 244
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 243 - Okay day… a filling, clean house a bit, teach some voice lessons… and a soak in the hot tub. I am grateful for a change of pace. I am grateful for time to read scriptures. I am super grateful for my best sista friend, Jo. She is so thoughtful. She sent me new wind chimes… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 243
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 241 - AMEN! Today was my last day of CET. Grateful for my tech team. They are awesome. I am thankful that Lilli and Ethan and a few others helped me strike after the final performance tonight. I am thankful that both Jo and Hannah sent me encouraging txts today. I am grateful that John took care… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 241
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 240 - It is 1am and the end of a very long work day that began at 6:30 am, 19 hours ago. I am tired. One more day of CET to go… unless you count the clean up that will take forever over that last few weeks of summer putting away everything that CET borrowed from Central.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 240
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 239 - Made it home… Grateful I got too more strikes done today. Only two more left… tomorrow and Saturday. Grateful I got my Tech video done for FAN. It’s not great, but it’s better than nothing. Sure hope the link works. I am grateful that Kimber, Ben, Freya, Ethan, Lilli, John and Hannah came to see… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 239
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 238 - Working on this one… Today I am grateful that I got to talk to my friend Jo on the drive to work. I am grateful for the CET who went above and beyond and stayed all afternoon to help with my lighting issues. I wasn’t feeling good and I really needed the help. In fact,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 238
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 237 - AMEN!!! This week would be hard without my friends… like Deborah who smiles at me and commiserates with me over my aches and pains. She has no idea how much I value her friendship… My friend Katie who carried things for me today because my hand heart and who is an amazing artist… my friend… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 237
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 236 - Thank goodness for small things! Today, the big things were overwhelming. I am thankful for the drive to work with Lilli. We don’t get to drive together everyday, so it is nice when we can. The first thing I learned at work was that one of my helpers would be gone today and tomorrow. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 236
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 235 - I am grateful for my family… parents, siblings, children, grand children. They are my happy spot. I am especially grateful for John who tries hard to help me and to understand me, even the hot mess that I am. I am grateful that the Spirit takes over my Sunday School lessons. I learn so much.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 235
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 234 - Well… I didn’t exactly get what I hoped to get done today done. However, I was successful in getting meals for the week ready to go. It is going to be a long week and I need to be sure I am fueling myself with healthy things and not caving to unhealthy things just because… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 234
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 233 - This is true today. Today I am thankful that we made it through week 4 at CET. One more week to go. Today I am thankful that I got all things done so that I am ready for the crazy week next week. Today I am thankful I got to be an audience member. John… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 233
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 232 - Holy Cow! Long day! Today I am grateful for my “can do” attitude. Most of the time is gets me in trouble. It could have this morning. However, I was able to muscle a wooden cart down several flights of stairs over my back. I needed it for CET and I didn’t think Lilli was… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 232
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 231 - I never seem to have adequate words for my gratitude for the Savior, Jesus Christ. No amount of “thank you” could ever be enough to express the deep feelings that are in my heart. I am grateful for cool-ish weather… making my long week at CET bearable. I am grateful that John finished the dishes… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 231
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 230 - This is something I repeated to myself all day all… when my morning started rough, when I lost a couple kids at CET, when I was so hot I thought I was going to pass out, when my feet blistered all across my arches. But I am grateful Lilli hopped out of bed to meet… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 230
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 229 - I am grateful that we can afford to go to the dentist… and that my teeth are doing well. I am grateful for the rain. I admit, I was so happy to see it was raining when I got up this morning. I am grateful for how hard my husband works. We both work hard… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 229
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 228 - Lots to think about today… I am thankful for the Sabbath and a chance to focus on Jesus and my devotion to Him. I am thankful my parents got to travel over the mountain to listen to Hannah give her post-mission talk in church today. She did a great job and I definitely felt the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 228
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 227 - Today I am grateful for God’s protection. I was driving up the freeway to meet my mom and my sisters for see a musical. I was in the fast lane when I noticed the cars in front of me begin to brake. I instantly tried to slow down myself. cars in front of me came… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 227
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 226 - I am grateful I got a few hours to be normal today. I went to CET in the morning, but I got to leave at 12:30. McKay and Hannah dropped off Lenayah and Beckett. Before heading home for “grandma school,” we stopped somewhere to pick up some free jars. Bonus: some free sewing stuff. Then,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 226
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 225 - Today I am struggling to be among those. I tired. I am worn down. I feel beaten down. But I will try. I am grateful that I came home from a 16 hour day to find that my 16 year old spent her afternoon off cleaning up the kitchen and her room. She even made… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 225
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 224 - I am grateful that I can use my talents to help support the needs and wants of my family. My husband works hard (in fact, he is washing the dishes currently because he knows I am wiped out and wants to help). It just helps to have a the small income I make doing theatre… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 224
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 223 - Long day with CET. Just got home. Things to be thankful for today. RAIN! I love rain. I especially love it in July because, usually I am over hot at CET during this 3rd week of CET. I am so grateful the weather has been cool and bearable! I am grateful that I funny old… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 223
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 222 - Today I am grateful for the things God gives me. I am grateful my son made it home safely in Arizona. I am also grateful he got to sit at the airport with my brother and learn about my family. I thankful he is interested. I am grateful John did the dishes and made dinner… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 222
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 220 and Day 221 - This statement is so true. Hard times and failings are life’s greatest teachers. The past two days have been crazy busy and I didn’t even go to work. Yesterday John and I spent the entire day working on Hannah’s room. I did the second coat of paint on the walls. John made a new wooden… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 220 and Day 221
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 219 - today I am thankful that my sister and her family stopped to visit. today I am thankful for grand people. I love when the grand kids come to visit. today I am thankful that John and McKay helped me serve Lilli. Lilli planned a special date for Ethan for his birthday. They were willing to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 219
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 218 - Today I am thankful I live in a country that allows me to worship freely… speak my mind… earn a decent living… vote… and serve in my community. Today I am thankful for the kids in my drama program and for their great attitudes today, as we added to culture of our community. They were… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 218
Developing An Attitude of Gratitude – Day 217 - I work hard at making this my motto in life. Sadly, I often fail. LOL. I try to be kind, but sometimes I lose my temper. I try to work hard, but sometimes I am too tired or too sore and have to sit down. I try to smile often, but I am often so… Continue reading Developing An Attitude of Gratitude – Day 217
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 216 - Man. These CET days are long. I left the house at 7:20 and now it’s 10:00pm and I am just getting home. My legs ACHE! I am so THANKFUL for the Tylenol and Ibuprofen cocktail I can now take. Today I study about agency. It was a great reminder that agency is a huge part… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 216
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 215 - I am grateful for oppertunities that help me to grow. I am thankful for a clean kitchen. I am thankful for the nice things we talked about in family scriptures this evening.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 213 - I had a hard time sleeping last night. I was awake around 3:30am. I finally gave up trying to sleep around 5:45 and just got up. I spent some time reading Come Follow Me stuff and reading a few blogs. I wrote some cool things in my scriptures. I am grateful for the time I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 213
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 212 - The started rough, even though today was a super exciting day. I dropped a platform on my foot yesterday , so it is pretty sore. And my left knee has been giving grief. I have a hard time sleeping too. To top off waking up tired and sore, my C-PAP broke just as I was… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 212
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 211 - Yet another long day… I got to CET late. Traffic was awful. I completely understand. Miles and miles of logging trucks and tractors were all driving into down town Salem, protesting a bill/law that would essentially end their livelihoods. As I understand it, it is a bill that would increase gas… a lot. Such a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 211
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 210 - Tired… Today was an okay day. It started with CET. I didn’t get to drive with Lilli because she was at McKay’s house helping out. But I tried to help her by looking for her tap shoes and getting her a bagel and steamer. Production meeting went well and then I was off and running… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 210
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 209 - Day 2 of CET… first build night… and I can hardly move. My feet, ankles and knees are killing me. I’m going to need to be wheeled out of there the last day. I am definitely too old for this kind of schedule. I leave early and I am in Salem by 7:45. I have… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 209
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 208 - First day of CET… 5 weeks to go… I am thankful John helped me load up stuff from Central that I am borrowing. I am thankful that Lillian helped make meals for tomorrow and the next day. I’m going to need it. I am thankful I got a little down time today… and I got… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 208
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 205, Day 206 and Day 107 - Been a whirl wind of a weekend. John and I drove 13 hours to Utah on Friday for his mom’s funeral and turned around on Saturday and drove back 13 hours when the funeral was done. I am grateful we drove safely… especially when we were trying to stay awake at 4 in the morning.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 205, Day 206 and Day 107
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 204 - Good Question… I am thankful I got all the models done for CET and that i only have one more show to draw the plans for. I am thankful for Lilli who keeps helping me. I am thankful she can run errands for me! I am thankful for “Fruit stand Friday – a day early.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 204
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 202 and Day 203 - Sigh… it’s been some long days. I am working like crazy on my models for CET. I need to get them done and ready with drawings and lists before I leave tomorrow night for Utah. I won’t be able to be at the load in, and I will be heading to CET with very little… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 202 and Day 203
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 199 - Today I am grateful for a a pleasant day. I went to the dentist. I got a massage. I visited McKay and the kids. I folded some laundry. I chatted with Kimber. I worked a rental. And soon, Lilli will arrive with a pizza to share. It’s been a good day. I am grateful for… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 199
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 198 - I am thankful for many opportunities to serve. They give me many opportunities to develop a Christ-like character, patience, and gratitude. I am grateful that the rental went well this evening. I am thankful that Kimber seems happy with the progress she is making on getting her house ready to move in to. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 198
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 197 - Today I am grateful for a job that lets me support my kids in their adventures and allows me to be creative. I am grateful tht my day started slow enough that I could get my scripture reading. I am grateful my husband’s job is flexible. Today he learned that his mom died this morning.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 197
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 196 - I am grateful for the man that helped me at the store. I am grateful for a successful calendar meeting I am grateful for some yummy food for dinner.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 195 - Today I didn’t go to the school. Today I went grocery shopping. I am grateful for the kind man who helped me as I balanced the trunk door on my head, trying to load in the groceries. He even took my cart to the cart rack for me. He said he wanted me to know… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 195
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 194 - I LOVE the Sabbath. It is the perfect chance to remember the Savior and all He has blessed me with. I am grateful for Church and the chance to take the sacrament. I am grateful for the talks and lessons I heard today. I especially appreciated a talk by Todd Bevans today. I am thankful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 194
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 191 - This is the perfect quote for this week. This week, tomorrow in fact, a group of awesome kids graduate high school. I am grateful I had the opportunity to coach, teach, offer a shoulder, listen to, laugh with, create with, experience, build, and grow with. We have had some great experiences together. This small group… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 191
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 190 - Today I am grateful for a good day at school. I am thankful for the friends I have at works and the chats and giggles that we have throughout the day. I am thankful for that my little senior friends came to visit and paint a brick in tech hall. I am grateful for a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 190
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 188 and Day 189 - oops… I forgot to hit submit. So I will just add to it and submit for today. I am grateful we got a new printer… the last one died. I am thankful that auditions for the fall musical have started off as a great success. I am excited to see what these awesome kids do… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 188 and Day 189
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 181-187 - Yes indeed we do. I am still working on developing my attitude of gratitude. I just wasn’t able to blog about if this past week due to a couple complications, ranging from a broken computer to my computer constantly occupied burning dvds of shows for kids at school. This week I was grateful for: John… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 181-187
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 177, Day 178, Day 179, and Day 180 - I haven’t been able to blog for a couple of days because I couldn’t get into my computer because my computer mouse went for an unexpected swim. It still has not been resurrected. It is sitting in rice. I really don’t hold out much hope for it. I am grateful that my husband has got… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 177, Day 178, Day 179, and Day 180
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 176 - I had a good chat with my parents today. I am grateful for them. They always listen. A girl always needs her parents… even when she is over 50. I am grateful for my friend who tries hard to help me get a little extra pay here and there. I am grateful for my husband… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 176
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 175 - Today I went to school and worked in the auditorium supporting music education. One of the elementary schools in my area rehearsed their music program in the morning and then performed this evening. I am grateful for the music education I have received throughout my life. I am grateful for listening to symphonies with my… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 175
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 173 and Day 174 - I was home far to late to really think about blogging last night. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t grateful. I am grateful the crazy “wild hair” project went well in our final destination. I am thankful it is done. I’m tired. I am thankful I traveled safely to and from Central Oregon. I am thankful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 173 and Day 174
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 172 - I am grateful for the quotes I find. On long days like this, these little messages are a good reminder of what really matters. I am grateful my husband let me whine this evening. I am grateful there is only one more day of my current project. I am grateful for an announcement in the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 172
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 171 - I burned my fingers on a gobo today. I am grateful that a nice girl ran to get me ice and Jeff ran to the store to get me burn ointment. Still smarts a bit. On the up side, I could commit a crime and no one would know it was me because I don’t… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 171
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 170 - Today I am grateful for time in my scriptures. Today I am grateful for tasty, healthy food. Today I am grateful for days I feel healthy. It’s not necessarily today. The roof of my mouth hurts. There are blisters on it, and I don’t know why. I hurts to eat because the food touches it.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 170
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 169 - oops. I forgot to push publish last night. I am grateful for a little “me” time today. I am grateful for cars that run and can safely get me places. I am grateful for my kids.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 168 - Today I am grateful for text messages from our missionary. I am grateful that my relationships get stronger each day. I am grateful for the progress we made on the set for Midsummer at school today. I am grateful a lovely chat with friends this evening. I am grateful my husband is working hard finish… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 168
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 166 and Day 167 - I am a little bummed that my internet wasn’t working yesterday and I wasn’t able to get my blog post done. It broke my 11 day streak! Gah! But I did have some things to be grateful for: I found my lost wallet. We had two successful performances of Schoolhouse Rock. Our friend, Jenni B… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 166 and Day 167
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 165 - (deep breathe)… Some days it is harder because the outside world makes life less then peaceful. Moments like those call for leaning on the author of peace. Today I am grateful that I have the opportunity y to serve people. Today I am grateful that I got to hug a couple former students. Today I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 165
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 164 - I am grateful that I felt peace in my heart and in my mind throughout a very long and rough day. I am grateful for a nice principle at my school who supports me. I am thankful for family scripture study, even if it it over the phone. I am thankful for a fun date… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 164
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 163 - I am grateful opening night for Schoolhouse Rock JR Live went well, even with a small audience and issues with our sound. I am super proud of the kids for creating everything from set to costumes, light cues to sound cues. They have worked hard and it shows. It’s a fun little show. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 163
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 162 - I got so much done today! I am thankful for a productive day. I am thankful I found some misplaced equipment at school today. I am grateful for time to reflect and meditate in the sunshine this afternoon. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach and influence students. I love seeing the lights turn… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 162
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 161 - I am thankful for my missionary and the chance to chat with her. Man. I miss her. I am thankful for the opportunity to sub today. I am thankful for a great afternoon teaching vocal lessons. I had fun with a couple of my students today. I am grateful that my teen has been in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 161
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 160 - I am grateful for the Sabbath and how it rejuvenates my soul. I am grateful for a chance to focus on the Savior. I am grateful that Lilli helped out around the house today, and so did Kimber and the kids. I am thankful for scripture study.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 159 - thank you john for going to the store with me and for mowing the lawn. thank you lilli and ethan for unloading all the pants. thank you lenayah and beckett for reading me a story. thank you jeff for buying me lunch. thank you lord for giving me the strength to keep going when i… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 159
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 158 - It’s about time I grew up… thus this year long personal campaign to develop an attitude of gratitude. I am thankful I was able to get my kitchen clean. I am thankful I was able to buy a car for the girls to drive with low miles and under my budget… that is a blessing!… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 158
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 157 - Oh that I could grow up to be like this woman… a woman of grace and kindness and truly an example of the pure love of Christ. Today I am grateful that things went well at school. Today I am grateful that I got the time to relax and to heal for a couple of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 157
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 156 - Today… today I am grateful for my approaching bedtime. I am grateful smiling teens. I am grateful for the Savior. I am grateful for smiling gran kids and their hugs. I am grateful for good friends. I am thankful for sunny days… and porch swings.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 155 - I am thankful for lessons learned – though, there are days I wish I could learn them faster…
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 154 - Today I am grateful for employment I enjoy. I really do enjoy teaching my students – at school and in vocal lessons. Today i am grateful for a good family scripture study discussion. Today I am grateful for my husband who helped make dinner while I was finishing teaching.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 153 - I love the Sabbath! I love the rejuvenation I receive on Sundays. I am grateful for the time to make good plant based foods. I am grateful for the time I got to read and ponder the scriptures. I am grateful that my teen and I have a good relationship and that she works hard… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 153
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 150-Day 152 - Yesterday I went to the temple with John and got home late. I have had a headache for 3 days and just did not have the energy to write yesterday. However, I must say that I am grateful for the temple. I am grateful for a day to reflect and recharge. Today was a work… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 150-Day 152
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 149 - today I am grateful for grand kids… even if I am so tired! today I am grateful for flexibility in my schedule. today I am thankful for a good chat with my dad. today I am thankful that John came home and mowed the front lawn. today I am thankful dishwashers… there were a ton… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 149
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 148 - Today I am grateful for this old friend. Today our family said goodbye to the best dog. He was gentle and loving. He was Chad and Lilli’s best friend for the longest time. You will be missed, dear friend. I am grateful you are no longer in pain. Whatever will Kirby and Lilli do without… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 148
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 147 - I hope I am starting to show my gratitude in my actions. I know that I will never please everyone around me, but I’d like to get to the end of my life and be at peace with the feeling that I did my best to be kind and gracious and grateful in my relationships… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 147
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 146 - Today I am thankful left overs. Mondays are busy at my house. I am so glad I didn’t need to recreate a meal today and everyone seems full and happy. I am thankful that things look like they are moving forward for Ray and Kimber and getting a little house of their own. Today I… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 146
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 145 - Today I am grateful for the sacrifice of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for for the love, compassion, healing, forgiveness, grace, knowledge, life, light, peace, example, leadership, enlightenment, power, testimony, path, and friendship He offers me. This Easter My love for Him has grown. My experience this past week, as I prepared myself… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 145
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 143 and Day 144 - Wow! It has been a great week. I have loved focusing on the Savior throughout the week with scriptures, hymns and activities. I am grateful for the spirit that has been with our family this week. I am grateful that my husband helped me today with shopping and mowing and dinner and cleaning up dinner.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 143 and Day 144
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 142 - I have been attempting to focus on the Savior and His last week of life all week, since we are leading up to Easter. I really wanted this Easter to be centered on the Savior and the gift of His sacrifice and resurrection. Each day we have read from the New Testament the events that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 142
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 141 - Today I am grateful that i got to have a little date with Lenayah. We went to the store and got a pot, some dirt and some flowers. Then, I got her some french fries and an ice cream cone before heading back to her house to plant the flowers. Then, Beckett got in the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 141
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 140 - My day was a little complicated. However, the best moments really were the simple moments in the day. I am grateful John was able and willing to listen to me when I needed to chat. I am grateful for a kind and understanding and compassionate principle in my building who was willing to listen and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 140
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 139 - Today I started my day with gratitude affirmations. It worked! I had a great day. Today I am grateful for the good news about a dear friend… a major answer to many prayers. I am grateful for my voice students and the progress I see in them. I am grateful for flowers… I love that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 139
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 137 and Day 138 - Yesterday was a long day, complicated by not feeling well. I got up late. I went to a set build. I was only able to accomplish a fraction of the work I needed to. I took Lilli to a meeting and waited for her. I went to the store and bought some things, but mostly… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 137 and Day 138
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 135 and Day 136 - Wow! I spent the last two days in bed. I experienced nausea, stomach pain, and dizziness. I am a little weak this morning, but I have a big event at school so I am going to go and do my best to make it through the day. Today I am most grateful for my Lilli… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 135 and Day 136

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.