#gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 153 - This week is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Trust me. They need it! This year keeps being labeled as the year a the year of RESILIENCE. I beg to differ. I think this is the year that may change the face of education forever… and most likely not in a good way. This year has been… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 153
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 152 - Today the prayer journey is about gratitude. There are many things I am grateful for today. Today I am grateful for a decent night’s sleep. Cramps were too bad last night and I could actually sleep. Today I am thankful for the peace I have felt all day… even when there was chaos around me.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 152
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 148 - Today the prayer was to surrender. That is much harder than it sounds. I mean, I thought I trusted God in all things, but throughout the day I was reminded of all the areas I still hang onto control. So much work to go! Today I am thankful that I woke up having slept better.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 148
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 146 and 147 - I missed yesterday because when I came home I was in some serious pain. My legs and feet cramped up something awful! Yesterday I was so grateful for Lilli and John who worked together to help massage out the cramps and tried to apply heat. Today I am grateful that the cramps didn’t happen at… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 146 and 147
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 145 - Today my prayer study has been about gratitude. Today I focused on thanking God for all of the people in my life who made me the woman I am today. Today I am grateful for my parents… I will write more about them as we approach Mother’s Day and Father’s day. But today I thanked… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 145
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 143 - Today I am grateful that people came to the Apple Box Children’s Theatre auditions. I was a little worried. I am also thankful that the auditions went very smoothly. Today I am thankful for an opportunity to visit Kira, my nail lady. Today I am grateful for a swim and soak in the spa. Today… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 143
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 141 and 142 - I missed writing yesterday. I had the worst head ache. I came home and took Ibruprophen, did a family prayer and went to bed. My head hurt so bad I was nauseated. I didn’t succeed in my prayer study either. I couldn’t really think straight. Yesterday I was grateful that Jenni came to do a… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 141 and 142
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 140 - Long… long day. The best part may actually be the sugar-free (sweetened with stevia) salted almond chocolate that come in the mail today. Today I am grateful for scripture study in the morning. Today’s study had me pondering all day, “Am I working hard enough to open my eyes? Do I see that Jesus “is… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 140
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 139 - Today I am grateful for the moments I gave myself to read the scriptures this morning before work. It was good to be reminded that every single person is called to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ. We are each called to teach repentance, returning, and unity with God. As we do so, we… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 139
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 137 - Today I am grateful for the Sabbath. It is a wonderful thing to have a moment to do something different than our week day activities. Today I am grateful for a float in the pool in the sun with John. Today I am thankful for tasty salad and cheese quesadillas.
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 136 - Today was a long day, but a good day. I was at the high school bright and early to help students with pageant. So much to do! Today I am grateful I had the opportunity to witness them rise to the occasion. I am proud of the students who did their best to help those… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 136
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 135 - So much gratitude today! This morning my thoughts on prayer focused on friends and family. I didn’t want it to be generic. I wanted to prayer for the things that were weighing on their minds and hearts. So I said a prayer to know who needed prayers and started texting. I kept the text simple.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 135
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 134 - Today the focus of prayer was an exercise in yielding… surrendering to the Lord’s will. This has proven to be much harder than I thought. I really did think I was pretty good at moving through life doing what God wants. But today I was very conscious of yielding to the Spirit, yielding to God… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 134
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 133 - Today I am thankful for morning scripture study. So many good reminders to share my faith and testimony with others. So many good reminders that we should love God and His message more that we worry about what others think. Today I began a study in prayer. I got a book called the 28-day Prayer… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 133
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 132 - As I sit here thinking through my day I am realizing how true this statement really is. At first I couldn’t really think of a whole lot that happened in my day that I could mention on my gratitude list. But, as I began to write things down more and more came to the surface.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 132
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 131 - Today I am grateful for Lilli! Today is her 18th birthday. She is a miracle in every way… form fasting and praying for several years to have her, to her resilient spirit that has overcome lots in her 18 years. She most definitely brings joy to my life. Today I am grateful that I was… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 131
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 129 and 130 - Most definitely, it is in our failures that we do the most learning and growing. I missed yesterday because the family kept me hopping until I hit a wall and collapsed with fatigue. And boy! Do my feet and legs ache! Today I am thankful that McKay, Myles, and the kids made the trip to… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 129 and 130
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 128 - Today I am grateful that my classes went okay… despite over planning activities. I totally underestimated the amount of time it would take for kids to get on the lesson, the EdPuzzles and the Kahoot. But, on the upside, it does mean my next two days are planned since all I have to do is… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 128
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 127 - Today hard work and generosity and patience paid off. Today I was offered 3 more period, bringing me to full time teaching! And, I was given permission to buy 60″ TV on a swivel arm to use in my classroom to cast videos and PowerPoints. This is a blessing because all I’ve had for 2… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 127
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 126 - Today I am grateful that although I basically had a nap since I went to bed at 1 am and was wide awake by 4 am, I had a good day. Today I am grateful for good friends. Today I started the day with a chat with my BFF Jo and wishing the beautiful Fetu… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 126
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 124 - Today I was teaching a voice lesson and I was teaching Ariel’s song from The Little Mermaid to a student and I had a sudden amazing thought! We are spiritual teenagers! We think we know best. We think that life outside the home has got to be better than at home. We think the rules… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 124
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 123 - Today I am so thankful for General Conference! So many great messages. I can’t even concentrate to even list the messages that I remember most. I loved the talk by President Nelson about increasing faith in Jesus Christ with his 5 suggestions. I loved the talk by Elder Uchtdorf reminding us that God is among… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 123
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 122 - Today I am grateful for General Conference. Today I am grateful living prophets. Today I am grateful messages that are proof that God knows me and knows what I need to hear. Today I am grateful for the whispering of the spirit. Today I am grateful for John. It’s his birthday. He was sure I… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 122
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 121 - Okay… it took me a bit to get to this mind set. Drive to work I was still a little grumpy and sitting in the mud with my dead horse. As I rounded the s-curve corner and gazed over at Roth’s I knew what I needed to do to change my attitude. I whipped into… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 121
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 120 - I am very tired. Today I feel emotionally and mentally drained. I think it is because the world of education is overwhelming. No matter how many hours a teacher works, no matter how many time we write and re-write lesson plans and curriculum, no matter how much we sacrifice, it is not enough. Every week,… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 120
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 112 - Today I am grateful for footings set on the deck around the pool. Today I am thankful for a yummy French chicken soup… I have no idea how to say the name. Today I am grateful for a sunny day. Today I am grateful for the porch garden pots all clean and ready for plants.… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 112
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 110 and 111 - Today I am thankful for some time with Lilli as we turned in cans and went to Goodwill. Today I am thankful John got some stuff off to the dump and out of the front yard. Today I am thankful a yummy salad for dinner. Today I am thankful it was mostly sunny. But boy!… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 110 and 111
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 108 and 109 - Today I am grateful that Jacob came to put electricity to my hot tub. Today I am grateful for Jazmine and Lilli helping me make a cook head board for Lilli’s bed. Today I am grateful for a little sunshine. Today I am grateful for veggie pizza for dinner. Today I am grateful that more… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 108 and 109
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 107 - Today I am grateful for an OPENING NIGHT! We started Frozen Jr in September, rehearsal outside in the all kinds of weather, PAUSING 2 days before we were to begin filming from November to March, and then filming the whole show in four days. It was just over 40 hours of editing film from 5… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 107
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 106 - Today I am grateful for one more project checked off the list and a new project started. Today I am grateful for the end of this very long day and that as soon as I finish typing this I can fall into bed. Today I am grateful for faith in Christ. Frankly, I would be… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 106
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 105 - Today has been a very long day. It started with me in an Endodontist chair at 7:30 am for a second root canal on a pesky tooth. My dentist had tried to do it three weeks earlier and couldn’t find the root and sent me to a specialist. Turns out this is a very special… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 105
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 104 - Today I am grateful for Stake Conference. I enjoyed every talk. I felt very uplifted. Today I am grateful we had Kimber’s family over for dinner to celebrate Holland’s 3rd birthday. He is such a sweet boy. Today I am grateful that John and Ray made dinner. Today I am grateful that the Monday Updates… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 104
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 102 and 103 - Oops. I thought I had posted something, but it looks like I missed it. I will just add stuff for today and call it good. Today I am grateful for a good day of teaching. I was observed today. I hope it went well. No matter what my principal thought, I know that I did… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 102 and 103
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 101 - I’d say there have been miracles. Today we tried our first live and Zoom RS meeting. It wasn’t a smooth experience. However, I am grateful that things eventually worked out, even if it meant I left the meeting, went home, and ran the slides from my office. I am grateful for the ladies who agreed… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 101
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 98 - Today I am grateful for a day of success at work. I looked and and download so much Frozen footage! I also went to several meetings and was able to help out with the Junior class meeting. I do like what I do. Today I am grateful that my dad made the trip over the… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 98
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 97 - Today I am grateful that I feel much better. It did take some time. I woke up sore and foggy. However, the fog and aching started to lift around noon. Today I am grateful for yummy soup. Today I am grateful that John showed me how to do some things with our editing software. Today… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 97
Am Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 96 - Today I will keep it short. I got my second vaccination yesterday. Today I have gotten progressively foggy, aches have increased and now I have chills. Today I am grateful for science and for ways to combat nasty bugs. Today I am grateful for my bed. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to serve… Continue reading Am Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 96
An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 95 - I need this today. It’s been a rough day. I didn’t sleep well. School was rough. A teacher friend died this morning unexpectedly. I got my second COVID shot and now I feel gross and my arm is on fire and hurt and I have a solid headache. Today I am grateful for the peace… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 95
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

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.