Monday, July 17, 2017

So MUCH To Be Thankful For!

Seen at the grocery store;

an older lady crippled with spine issues.  She was bent over practically double.  Oh, I was thankful to be able to stand up straight.

Seen at the mission:

a beautiful new young sister missionary with spina bifida, so she is confined to a wheelchair and has been her entire life.  Oh, I am thankful to be able to walk!

Seen on Facebook:

a dear friend was in a horrible accident and did something to her neck, so she will be out of commission and in great pain for several months.  OH, I am thankful Allen didn't get hurt when his vehicle was swerving like the Needham.

Seen from afar:

stories of sorrow, tragedy, death, loss, heartache.  Oh, I am thankful for my life and situation just now.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Allen's Willingness to Sell Some SUTFF his pickup and his boat and his trailer.

They represent a lot of money tied up in those items that were rarely used.

So, when he said he'd sell them, I was actually quite stunned.

But, he wants to earn money instead of spend it.

So, he will invest in stocks.

We'll see how that goes, but in the meantime, we'll be saving money by taxes and insurance.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, July 10, 2017

My Primary Class

I love those eight little dears.

They are delightful, happy, and so very innocent.

They are all being raised in the Gospel and have such bright futures ahead of them.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for this opportunity!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Just the Way Life is Right Now!

I'm grateful.

I don't want anything to change.

I like the way things are.

Just stay.


Because I feel happy and thankful.

Monday, June 26, 2017

My Senses

i Can see.

I can Hear.

I can taste.

I can feel.

I can touch.

And, I am so very grateful!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Church Service Mission

I am so happy to be on a mission at the LDS Family History Center.

It's just such a happy place to serve.

Although my old feelings of inadequacy and not belonging rise to the surface; it's something I enjoy doing.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hot Weather

I'm actually not TOTALLY thankful for hot weather.

But, I'm thinking about a book called HIDING PLACE.

In that book, the women were stuck in a room filled with fleas.  Corrie Ten Boom and the women were just complaining something awful, when Betsie Ten Boom reminded them all that because there were fleas, the soldiers didn't come in the room, so they could read their Bible in peace.

I am reminded of that story because one thing that makes me grateful for heat is that there are no mosquitoes!

And, for that, I am very thankful.