Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm Grateful

I have a lot to be grateful for. I am truly blessed.

I love my family. They are so amazing and are always there for me. I can count on them to comfort me, to laugh with me, and to accept me. Each member has special gifts and talents that add to the richness of our relationships. It's a beautiful thing.

I am grateful for all the experiences that have led me to where I am today—including the trials that test my most innate abilities. I'm grateful for the education I have and all the opportunities that came with it and the ones that are going to come because of it. I'm grateful that overall my health is good. I'm so happy that my knee surgery went well, and I am in recovery.

I'm grateful for good friends who enrich my life—those friends that truly know me and love me. They are the friends that know my quirks, and I know theirs. They are the friends I can laugh with about all our crazy memories. I'm grateful that no matter how far apart or how long we've been apart, we still let each other know that we care. And when we are reunited, we pick up right where we left off, like we've never been apart.

I know that all of these blessings would not be possible without my Father in Heaven. And for Him, I am grateful. I am grateful that He loves me. I am grateful that He consistently shows me He has a specific plan for me and is guiding me. His tender mercies are endless and perfectly tailored to my needs. It amazes me. I'm grateful that He sent His son to die for you and me. And I'm grateful that Christ was selfless and loving. He sacrificed His life to be obedient and to show His love for His Father and for His Father's children. Without that sacrifice, I would not be able to return into my Heavenly Father's presence.

I do my best to be this positive and grateful year round, but today, I am especially mindful of all I have been given.

Happy Thanksgiving.


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