Friday, March 25, 2011


Tonight marks the beginning of an on-going journey. Join me as I journey through Gratitude. I will share my thanks in these posts as well as any new insight that I might glean along the way. I hope you will take a moment to share your feelings and thoughts as we go as well.

"How can we cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude? President Joseph F. Smith, sixth President of the Church, provided an answer. Said he: “The grateful man sees so much in the world to be thankful for, and with him the good outweighs the evil. Love overpowers jealousy, and light drives darkness out of his life.” He continued: “Pride destroys our gratitude and sets up selfishness in its place. How much happier we are in the presence of a grateful and loving soul, and how careful we should be to cultivate, through the medium of a prayerful life, a thankful attitude toward God and man!” 
President Smith is telling us that a prayerful life is the key to possessing gratitude.
Do material possessions make us happy and grateful? Perhaps momentarily. However, those things which provide deep and lasting happiness and gratitude are the things which money cannot buy: our families, the gospel, good friends, our health, our abilities, the love we receive from those around us. Unfortunately, these are some of the things we allow ourselves to take for granted." - President Thomas S. Monson  
May we ever be grateful! Let me share a bit of my gratitude tonight:

  • Oh how grateful I am for the warmth and serenity I feel within my home. It is my comfort zone and my refuge.
  • Words can not express my gratitude for my precious companion. His very presence calms my soul.
  • There are times that it is okay to be grateful for "things." This is one of them: I am SO grateful for my dishwasher! So very!
What are YOU grateful for Right Now!? Share the Love by making a comment!


Patricia Potts said...

neat idea.

I'm thankful for our warm fire
warm socks
the ability to use 3 fingers on my right hand
a husband who listens
the chance to talk to Heavenly Father about every little thing

Lena Baron said...

Thank you Patricia!

Sandra said...

I've heard someone ask, "Do we feel Grateful or Entitled?" I've always loved that question because if we don't show our gratitude for all we have and all our blessings we are acting entitled to things. I too am grateful for a it's saved me so many times :) Same with a washer and dryer.

Lena Baron said...

Thank you for sharing Sandra! Good luck this week as you have #6. Peace, Peace.... God Bless!

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