"It isn't what you have,
or who you are,
or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about."
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I have a very dear friend that has a wonderful tradition that my family adopted this year. We rolled out a big piece of paper and tacked it to our hallway. It is a fairly long hall and this is a long piece of paper. Then, each night after scriptures and prayer and before bed we each wrote on the wall something that we were grateful for. We could not duplicate anything already on there. It was a great experience. All four kids loved doing it, even when it took a minute to think of something new and unique. I am grateful for this experience that we had together as a family. I love having it up. I wonder when I will even feel like taking it down. :)
Since it is in my hall, it was difficult to get a straight shot, but most of our items are visible within these two pictures. Last night, we had Family Home Evening and we also talked about gratitude. We followed an exercise suggested in the New Era and the Ensign (church magazines). We listed 100 things we are grateful for, but we did them in groups of ten, i.e., 10 people you are grateful for that are living, 10 modern conveniences you are grateful for, 10 things in nature you are grateful for, etc. It was wonderful. We are truly so blessed. No matter the things that aren't "right" or perfect, there is so much of life that is great and wonderful. We are so blessed.
I am a happily married LDS SAHM of six kids (17-year-old girl, 15-year-old boy, 12 year-old girl, 9-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl, and a 2-year-old boy). I love life. I am truly blessed to know my Savior, Jesus Christ. I desire to spend my whole life in service to Him. I love my children with all my heart and dedicate myself to being the best Mommy I can be...it is a daily challenge, but one I cherish.