"As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world."
As I contemplate on the things that have happened, this week alone, I feel immense gratitude and appreciation for all the blessings in my life. My husbands mother has been diagnosed with terminal cancer - and given 3-6 months to live. I have know my mother-in law for almost 40 years, so thinking of her not being here is going to be difficult. We aren't as close as maybe we should be, we don't always see eye-to-eye, but I do love her, and feel much gratitude to her for all of the things that she has done for me; for all the times that she was there for me and my family. Without her, I would not have the wonderful family that I love so much, and for that I am so very grateful! Thomas S. Monson said:
"We often take for granted the very people who most deserve our gratitude. Let us not wait until it is too late for us to express that gratitude. Speaking of loved ones he had lost, one man declared his regret this way: “I remember those happy days, and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due them in life, and so ill returned.”"
I am thankful for family.
For cute grandkids who make me smile!
For little girls who look like Southern Belles . . .
And little boys who are as brave as Darth Vader!
Join me each Tuesday in November - tell me what you are most grateful for!