Monday, March 14, 2011
Gratitude. A Simply Thing.
Sometimes in life, you have to learn to be grateful.
Gratitude is primary factor in being happy.
It is being thankful for what has happened, and rejoicing for what is to come.
The only people with whom you should try to get even are
those who have helped you.
John E. Southard
If you have lived, take thankfully the past.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Praise the bridge that carried you over.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.
It will change your life mightily.
I am a quote gooroo. Sue me.
Lately, gratitude has been on my mind.
And my lack there of.
I love ah-ha moments.
Today I have come to the conclusion that if I gain a better sense of gratitude,
my life will be changed.
I need to be grateful for my time with Elder.
I need to smile for the kisses and memories we share.
I need to rejoice in the fact that he is sharing the gospel.
He is growing.
I need to be grateful for him.
I need to be grateful for everything he taught me.
Take in those lessons.
Because those were the happiest days of my life.
I need to be grateful for this time I have to grow.
To discover new things about myself.
I need to show gratitude to my Savior for bringing Elder into my life.
Instead of crying over the fact that he is gone.
I need to be grateful for my time with Wonderboy.
I need to get over the fact that I will never be enough for him.
I need to smile at all our memories,
and be grateful for all our laughs.
I need to be grateful for the assembly.
I need to show gratitude for our little dates.
For the texts.
For the giggles and giddy feelings.
Because Heavenly Father sent Wonderboy for a reason.
I need to show gratitude for the fact that Wonderboy picked me up.
Out of the shadows and cracks of my heart.
And gave me hope.
Even if this never excels into anything more,
I need to be grateful for the role that he has played in my life.
For showing my I can live a happy life without Elder.
I need to be grateful for my family.
Show appreciation to my Papa for his hard work and determination.
I need to be grateful for his persistence in change and self growth.
I need express to my mommy my love for her.
And all she does for me.
I need to be grateful for her testimony and all the years I have relied on it.
I need to be grateful for her help in building my own.
I need to grateful for giving me her eyes.
I need to be grateful for her standing by my side,
even when I am wrong.
I need to express my love for my siblings.
For little Kylie, and her example to me.
For sweet Brayden, and his vivaciousness for life.
And for my dearest brother Joshua.
I need to show gratitude for his willingness to serve the lord.
Instead of wollowing in my own self pity.
I need to be grateful for his loving heart.
For his transformation into a man.
For his testimony.
For getting my loving brother back.
I need to be grateful for my friends.
The true ones.
The ones that would die to give me the world.
I need to be grateful for the friends that would bend over backwards to make me happy.
Instead of crying because of the ones I have lost.
I need to be grateful for all those who care about me.
Who try to make me smile.
Who try to brighten my day.
I need to be grateful for my life.
I need to be grateful for having the blessing of the gospel.
For the Holy Ghost.
For my Patriartical Blessing.
For Young Womens.
For the scriptures.
I need to stop running through the motions and fully appreciate
the blessings I have been given.
Show gratitude to my big brother, The Savior, and his atonement.
For Him giving his life so I can live with my Heavenly Father again.
There are so many things to be grateful for.
Let loved ones know how much you care about them.
Let your Heavenly Father know how much you care about Him.
When you focus on what you have
instead of what you have lost, or what you could get,
your life will flip a one-eighty.
That is my challenge to you.
Smile at everyone.
Love those around you.
Be grateful for the time you have shared.
And look to better yourself.
You will be happy.
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