grateful me

Last week in Primary I was talking to the kids about gratitude and we talked about different things we were all thankful for. One of the girls (age 5) said, “I maybe don’t have everything that I want but I have a lot.” So do I.

I have so much to be thankful for:

for my family
for good friends who make me laugh, inspire me and challenge me to be better
for a puppy who lets me obsess over her
for blooming flowers and fall leaves
for a million shortcomings that give me a chance to laugh at myself
for my faith
for shooting stars
for the freedom to dream big and pursue happiness
for it never being too late to discover new passions
for a fluffy pillow to rest my head on each night
for good food and a warm home
for cozy sweaters to wear in the winter
for flip flops to wear in the summer
for old friends
for new friends
for music
for my health
for my education
for good books to read
for the opportunity to travel
For the sweet smell of clean laundry
For people to hug
For eye contact with strangers
For random people who smile back
For the ocean to dip my toes in
For cupcakes and goldfish crackers
For a Heavenly Father who loves me even when I’m not so loveable
For Eucalyptus trees
For clean water to drink
For the Primary kids I get to teach every week
For challenges that teach me to grow
For a million different blessing…

I am so thankful!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy

Happy Thanksgiving! xo

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