Monday, November 16, 2009

Gratitude 8

Today I am grateful for cruise control.  I didn't drive anywhere today, but spent about 9 hrs in an online traffic course and after a $400 fine, have vowed to stop speeding.  This is quite challenging for me and my cruise control has proved invaluable.  So Yeah for cruise control!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gratitude 7

So today I am grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I am incredibly grateful to have grown up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my entire life and to have that as a guidepost.  I know the Gospel is true and that the Church as it is restored today is the true church upon the earth and that it is indeed led by God, through our prophet, Thomas S. Monson.  I am grateful for my Savior and for the Atonement which provides me the opportunity to return to Heavenly Father if I take advantage of it.  I am very grateful for these things.

Gratitude 6

I am grateful today for the place that I live.  It is a beautiful part of our great country and I feel so blessed to live close to the ocean, the mountains, the desert and close enough to family.  It is a perfect place and I would be happy if we could stay here forever.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gratitude 5

I am grateful today for the Missionaries, who came over last night and incited a great discussion.  They are so young and so sweet and so committed.  It is inspiring and I appreciate them.  See you next week boys.

Gratitude 4

I am so grateful for my iphone.  I know is worldly and techy, but I love it.  It is so helpful, useful and cute!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gratitude 3

I am grateful today for great women in my life.  I never had close girlfriends growing up, and I never thought I would have that or need that.  I was at a baby shower years ago and overheard some women talking about how they needed their girlfriends, how women need other women, and so on.  I remember going home and telling Shawn how sad I was for those women, that they probably didn't have great relationships with their husbands.  It's so funny how life does that to us.  It's all so black and white till you experiences a new side of life and then you realize how judgmental and wrong you were.  I see now, nearly 5 years later, the wisdom those women had.  I still have a great relationship with my husband, but I also need women in my life more then I ever have before.  I actually need time with my girls to talk or walk or vent or dream or analyze.  It makes me feel validated, important, loved and good enough.  I do have an amazing circle of women in my life and I love you all so much and am so grateful to all of you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Gratitude Journal.....Day 2

Today I am grateful for fresh laundry smelling towels.  Nothing like wrapping up in that after a long hot shower!