Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles C. Jefferson

I am grateful for store employees who go out of their way to help me with a possible purchase. I had that experience today at a small business and really appreciate their thorough help and expertise. It is a small thing but means a lot to me.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls --Aesop

I am grateful for baby voices on the phone : ) Just talked with one of my grandsons on the phone. He may be only one month shy of a year but he loves to babble to me! I love to hear them carry on.
They are the greatest!

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Our society is afflicted by a spirit of thoughtless arrogance unbecoming those who have been so magnificently blessed. How grateful we should be for the bounties we enjoy." - Gordon B. Hinckley

I have to say I am grateful for antibiotics today. Yesterday it was over the counter medicines : ) I called my doctor and he contacted the pharmacy up here and I now have the medicine I need to recover. Hooray!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

"The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us." - James E. Faust

I am grateful for over the counter medicines that I can take when we are sick. I haven't been feeling well for the past two weeks and then today it all came crashing down on me. I sure appreciate the decongestants, coughing medicine, ect. that I can get to help me tolerate my condition : ) Hope I get better soon!

Friday, June 25, 2010

"Great men have always recognized the greatness of God and their dependence upon him, and they have with regularity rendered to him gratitude and thanksgiving...." - Marion G. Romney

I am grateful for my new running shoes! I have been walking and jogging with an old pair of reeboks forever always saying that I didn't want to pay the money for a good pair of shoes.
I can't believe how lightweight and comfortable they are! I didn't even have to spend anytime breaking them in : ) Many thanks to Rafa and Julie for encouraging me to go for it and taking me to an extraordinary runners shoe store!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable...." - Joseph B. Wirthlin

I am grateful for a river in my backyard : ) I spent the entire day by it (except when I had to eat!) It is so beautiful, perfect size, clear as can be, and the scenery can't be beat. I feel very blessed and give thanks for this place everyday!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"God awaits our expressions of gratefulness each morning and night in sincere, simple prayer from our hearts for our many blessings, gifts, and talents." - Robert D. Hale

I am grateful for sitting on my deck and enjoying the setting sun (and then seeing the moon rise : )
It was a pretty awesome sight!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Where there is gratitude, there is humility, as opposed to pride" - Gordon B. Hinckley

I am grateful for books!!! I love to read and always have since I was young. I usually have at least three different books being read at one time and so many others waiting in the wings : ) There is nothing like falling into a book and being transported to another time and place!

Monday, June 21, 2010

"If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues" - Thomas S. Monson

I am grateful for the goals that we work towards and finally reach! They help us stretch ourselves to be a little better than we are. They give us pride in our accomplishments. We want to do more with our lives and work harder to achieve it. I appreciate having this desire to set goals and work on them!

Friday, June 18, 2010

"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." - Kahlil Gibran

I am grateful for good, uplifting movies. They make you feel like improving your life. They give you feelings of happiness and joy as trials and burdens are conquered. I appreciate the opportunity I have had through the years to see some wonderful pictures!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." - G. K. Chesterton

I am grateful that I don't normally cough all day long : ) I have not been able to shake this virus that I have. I thought I had but it flared up again today. It mostly makes me cough and have laryngitis and is not fun. I sure appreciate the fact that I am usually healthy more then I am sick : )

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

“No duty is more urgent than that of giving thanks.” - Anonymous

I am grateful for rainbows! I had forgotten how beautiful they are. I was privileged to see two rainbows side by side a couple days ago. It was truly an awesome sight!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” - W. T. Purkiser

I am grateful for the beauty of the mountains! Today was such a beautiful day, the majestic mountains, a perfect blue sky, and green everywhere. Spring has arrived late but it has been worth the wait. What a wonderful world it is!

Monday, June 14, 2010

“To the grateful man give more than he asks.” - Spanish saying

I missed three days of writing : ( Unfortunately I got sick (combination of a bad cold and laryngitis) and slept most of the time (except when I was with the kids and grandkids) I have to say I am most grateful for my voice : ) I have only be able to whisper the last few days and I appreciate being able to talk without coughing now and having a decent sounding voice!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid." - Pubillius Syrus

I am grateful for the happiness I see in so many people who I come in contact with everyday. It is easy to get wrapped up in our difficulties and not give a smile to others. I appreciate those people who see the happiness in every situation!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it." - Edward F. Halifax

I am grateful for my family, they are the greatest! It is such a special feeling to know that they care for me. I love them so much!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses." -
Alphonse Karr

I have been sick with an intestinal flu the last two days so I know what I am very thankful for. That would be a peaceful happy stomach : ) It is easy for me to forget my good health until I am sick. I appreciate feeling healthy most of the time!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are." - Wayne Dyer

I am grateful that I think of being grateful for things! I hope it doesn't sound confusing. What I mean is that I realize that I am appreciating more everyday the blessings I have, and giving thanks for that!

Friday, June 4, 2010

"Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!" - Henry Ward Beecher

I am grateful for the cars that we have now, that for the most part have fewer mechanical problems then when I was a new driver. I remember traveling with my parents (and when I was first driving) and all the breakdowns we would have. Now when I travel we rarely have mechanical problems. They aren't perfect by any means. I just think that it is better than it used to be.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

"Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man." - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

I am grateful for living in a land where I can eat well. I sometimes forget that there are people all over the world who do not have enough to eat. We are truly blessed in this country to have a plentiful supply of food to prepare for our meals.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate." - Thornton Wilder (The Skin of our Teeth, Act 1 1942)

I am grateful for exercise : ) Every morning I walk/jog about five miles (half of it with my husband) There are times when I really look forward to it and then there are days when I have to push myself to start. I find that after wards I always feel better, so I am glad I make myself do it.