Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Safe Travels

Just returned from a trip to Salt lake; bad weather conditions both coming and going.

So, I'm very grateful we returned home safely.

Thank you, Heavenly Father.

Monday, December 29, 2014


We hear on a daily basis about health struggles for our friends and family.

We have some MINOR complaints, but, in general, we are doing well.

And, I am VERY VERY grateful.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wonderful, Generous Children

I cannot even believe what they did for us for Christmas...

It cost them a BUNDLE.

I'm not sure we deserve it.

But, they did it.

And, I am beyond grateful.

Saturday, December 27, 2014


74 years ago on this very day,

Robert Allen Hackworth was born.

And, I am thankful.
Allen on Christmas Day 2014 with ONE of his new down riggers; he thinks this is the best present ever!  Ha Ha.
Oh, he does LOVE fishing!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Our Home

Putting away the Christmas "stuff."

As I do so, I am reminded how much I love our lovely home.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


The neighbors have been showering us with delectable treats...

Not so good for the weight/diet,

but oh, so good for the SOUL.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, December 22, 2014


I've got a very bad kink in my neck, down my left shoulder blade...

i can't turn my neck very well.

It's even extending down my arm.

It's painful.

And, it reminds me how grateful I am to have good health.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


I say this quite frequently.

Because I realize over and over again what a great blessing it is to have a

steady stream of money.  It's not a lot, but it's ENOUGH!

And, I am always grateful.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

This Day

Mornings offer many opportunities.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, December 19, 2014

What the DICKENS?

I'm listening to


by Charles Dickens...

that man can write.

This book is powerful, profound, and inspiring.

Oh yes, I am grateful.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


"Wow, there's a rock in my pizza," I told Allen while we ate in a little restaurant in Gila Bend AZ.  "How did that get there?"

"It's probably a tooth," he said.

Well, it turns out, he was right.

It was a tooth alright.  And, it needed fixing.

So, I made an appointment and went to the dentist to get it fixed.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Safe Travels

It's fun to go!

And, it's wonderful to return.

I love walking in our lovely home, so tonight,

I'm thankful for our safety.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


It's a great blessing to have sons.

To see them grown, being productive, good fathers, good men.

And, I don't take that lightly.

I am very grateful.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Rain in Southern California

It's raining here in San Diego;

It is desperately needed.

Last week when we went to get something to eat at a fast food chain, there was a sign saying because of the drought in California, they were no longer adding tomatoes to every order.

Now, I'm okay with not having a tomato on a taco, but I am concerned with the farmers/ranchers who are all trying to make a living in a terrible drought.

So, rain is a very good thing here where we are visiting.

And, I am grateful!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Being Humbled

Yesterday I was feeling so very grateful...which I am.

But, we got humbled last night over a family situation.

It reminds me how badly I need the help of the Lord,

In every aspect of my life.

I need to rely heavily on him.

And, I'm grateful I realize and know that.

I'm grateful I can turn to him in Prayer and Pleading.

And, knowing that HE will send His peace and comfort.

I am grateful.

Monday, December 8, 2014

An Abundance of Blessings

I'm feeling very grateful today for many blessings.

I'm not sure why I have so many blessings, while others are suffering.

But, I feel very grateful.

Sunday, December 7, 2014


There are Givers and Takers in the world.

I love to be around the GIVERS.

Helpful, good..

Actually, more than helpful.

But, EAGER to help.

Like James Ure and Daniel Purcell who just helped with a problem...I wanted to download a video to use in Primary.

Man, they both helped and were awesome.

I'm grateful.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

People Who Serve

Yesterday I rang the bell for the Salvation Army.

For only two hours.

But, it reminded me of all the good people who serve day in and day out to help make a community stronger.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Our Home

It looks all festive in the great room;

there are a few modest decorations outside.

And, I love the cozy feel.

I'm very grateful.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Food and the Ease With Which We Get It

Food is not an issue for us.

We have plenty and to spare.

We go to the grocer's and buy it pre-cooked, pre-packaged, pre- everything.

Or I can cook from scratch, but I still have spices at my disposal and haven't had to make those on my own.

I'm spoiled.

And beyond that, I am grateful.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

RAH's Help in the Kitchen

He didn't always help,

but he does 95% of the dishes now.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thankful People

Some people are just thankful people.

So, when they acknowledge something we have done or given, I appreciate it.

And, that makes me grateful.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Good Talks in Church

Truly, they are quite rare.

So, when I hear one, I want to shout out.

Hearing a really good inspiring talk in church makes me grateful!