Monday, November 17, 2008

Be Grateful

I have just been thinking about how much I have to be grateful for. I have been working on a lesson about gratitude I am giving for enrichment and through all my research I feel extremely thankful and indebted to my Heavenly Father for my richness of blessings. I wish I could better express myself but I don't seem to always have the words I want. I am truly grateful for Jesus Christ his atonement, giving his life for our eternal lives is the greatest gift someone can give for another. Heavenly Father has given me all that I have and I cannot begin to repay Him. All I can do is offer up my thanks and obedience to Him. As Thanksgiving and Christmas come closer I hope all of us can remember what Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have given and done for us and that we can resolve to focus on the things that really matter in this life that we may help and serve one another and give our thanks to God and praise Him. I was reading in the Book of Mormon 3 Nephi 17 where Christ gathers the little children and blesses them and prays for all the people gathered together and how great his prayer to the Father was on their behalf, it made me feel His love for me I know that He is praying of each of us to come unto Him, He is there all we need to do is let him in. I am thankful for my family, for loving parents who taught me the gospel while I was youngn for a loving wonderful husband for my beautiful boys who share their love with me each day I am grateful for the fulness of the gospel and for the blessings I can recieve from it. I pray that we can remember to follow President Hinckley's counsel to be grateful this holiday season and through out the year.

4 comments:

The Lamb Family said...

Thanks for that! I am grateful for all of my blessings too;)

I hope you guys have a happy Thanksgiving and happy early Christmas to you guys! Can you send me your home address through e-mail?

The Waldon Family said...

I LOVE that you aren't a complainer. Love, love, love that about you. Reading this post reminded me of that. You're a great friend Laura, if I don't talk to you before turkey day I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Reynolds said...

That's a really nice post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. And I love your new background!e

Leah said...

Great post! Such a good reminder! THANK YOU!