Wednesday, November 23, 2011


With Thanksgiving only a few hours away, my mind and heart are pondering the blessings in my life and the things I am grateful for.

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all others." --Cicero

This quote is partially true.  I have been taught by prophets and apostles to know there are other virtues just as important.  I don't believe one is necessarily the parent of all.  However, it is very important.

A random list of a few things I am grateful for:

  • Freedom of religion
  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • My beloved and cherished Husband
  • My precious children
  • Our cherished, and longing to be with, grandchildren
  • Loving and supportive parents
  • Extended family of mine and the ones I married
  • Never knowing hunger
  • A warm comfortable home
  • Neighbors who are just like me
  • Friends, past and present
  • Modern technology
  • Small iPods, instead of big boom boxes
  • Cast iron
  • Gas range
  • A soft bed
  • A reliable car
  • Computers
  • Telephones
  • Employment
  • Clean sheets
  • Laundry soap
  • Sunshine and rain
  • Four seasons
Oh, I could go on forever.  I typed this list as fast as I could and I have hundreds of things in my head that I could share.

I hope you can take minute during this Thanksgiving holiday and count your blessings and make a list of things you are grateful for.  Share them with your loved ones as you eat your Thanksgiving dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are all blowing kisses to you!

Love, Me

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