Gratitude is a tool I am constantly using in my life. When I'm frustrated or stressed or feeling sad, I start listing all the things I'm grateful for in my life. There is always something to be grateful for, even if it is something small. Once you start seeing the little things you are blessed with you start seeing other larger things you are blessed with. I've seen in my life that the more you express that gratitude for what Heavenly Father has given you, the more he will bless you with!
As the end of 2013 is swiftly closing and with Thanksgiving Day here, I have been really thinking about all I'm grateful for and all that I have been blessed with this year. It has been such an amazing year! I've experienced major successes, answers to prayers and MIRACLES!
I am so very grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! The knowledge I have gained throughout my life of my Savior and God's Plan of Happiness has been a comfort and motivation to me. I am so thankful for my Savior and His Atonement. I have learned so much this year about using the Atonement in my life!
I'm thankful for the power of prayer! For many years I've been praying to find an amazing guy to share my life with and this year that prayer was answered beyond anything I could have imagined! I'm so thankful for the better promises my Heavenly Father has for me. They have been worth the wait!
I'm thankful for my amazing family! I can't even truly express my gratitude for them. I am truly blessed! My family is always there for me and supporting me on my goals and dreams. They've been there for me in hard times and the best of times in my life. They make me laugh when I really need to laugh. They put up with my bad moods and my crazy ideas. They remind me constantly of the love and service I get to share with others. They are amazing examples of living Christ-like lives! I am truly grateful to call them my family!
I am also grateful for the opportunity I have to teach and inspire others both in my work as a teacher and on this blog. It is my hope and prayer that you can take the time each day to count your blessings and see all the good that The Lord has blessed you with in your life. I know that as you do this you will be even more blessed in your life and you will find happiness!