Monday, April 19, 2010

being alive

I'm thankful for observant drivers because we had a flat front tire; noticed by 2 cars driving by on freeway.

I'm thankful for the Florida state trooper who stopped to help us change thetire. We couldn't have done it without him.

I'm grateful doing worse happened. So glad to be alive!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Lots and lots of years ago, ALlen came into my room early one morning, when I was sound asleep, and he said, "Loni, you won't believe this, but from the Internet, I just got into a document from the University of Virginia!" I could have cared less, and I didn't understand what the brouhaha was all about.

As I say, that was long ago.

Now, I love the internet; I'm so very grateful for it on so many levels:
keeps me in touch with my family and friends
a treasure trove of information that otherwise I would not have access to (I just found a great story about a relative: Christopher Philemon Merrill and learned about his relationship to the prophet. I would never have known any of this without the Net.)
news, weather, family history, finances, all are available on the net.

I am so grateful for this incredible invention...thank you, Al Gore!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some mornings, I just wake up with a heart filled with gratitude for so many blessings.

Thank you Heavenly Father, for the great goodness and beauty and blessings that surround me at this time.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Ability to TYPE!

Every Wednesdsay, I help at the family history center. It's great to help the people there, and I enjoy it.

Today, I worked with a man - probably mid 70's. As a career, he had worked in broadcasting at KSL radio/tv. I'm sure that he was fantastic at his job, because he was fun, delightful, interesting.

But, he couldn't type. And, in this day and age, that is such a huge handicap. When he was in school, lots of boys didn't do the typing thing...nothing against him, it was the day and age.

Watching him painstakingly type in just one name made me so incredibly grateful for the ability - not that I'm good or fast or accurate - to type.

That has been a great, great blessing in my life.

And, I'm thankful for computers.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


What a great great blessing....

Spring is such an amazing time of year, so many sights to gladden the heart.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for my eyesight.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


WOW, what a spiritual feast...

Conference was absolutely fantastic!

Inspiring speakers, beautiful music.

If I were to pick a theme, it would definitely have been a focus on the family and the responsibility for parents to teach their children in the home.

I am thankful for a prophet and leaders.


I'm very grateful for J & K. They are different, yet similar.

Both are wonderful. I'm proud of them.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Every time I spend a few moemtns with Sylvia, I am reminded what a great blessing it is to be mobile; to move, to walk, to use my arms and hands..

It is something that is taken for granted so often.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, that at this point in my life, I can still get around fairly well.

I am grateful for that.....

Friday, April 2, 2010

An Income

It's small, it's not a lot, but it's certainly adequate.

And, we are able to live each month with our pensions, and occasionally we save money so that we can do extra things.

What a great, great blessing it is to have worked hard for many years, and then to have an income.

I'm very very thankful for that.