Monday, November 22, 2010


My post this week is entitled "Grateful." You may be thinking, "Hmm, cliche," or maybe you're sick of hearing "lists of gratitude." If these thoughts just went through your mind, then this isn't the post for you. I am bursting with gratitude, and I'm going to share it.

I love this time of year. For me, it brings back memories of every year since I can remember. Family, food, fun, food, fiesta, food... Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas, but I honestly believe that Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays that hasn't been completely commercialized. We don't spend a month worrying about what presents we will buy, or making lists about what we want, or making sure that we don't leave anyone out. Instead, we simply spend a day (or a weekend - I am excited to see my sister!) with our loved ones. We forget about those mile-long lists of wants, and spend one, just one day in humility as we consider all we have. We aren't concerned about missing someone on our list, but missing someone in our prayers. I am grateful that we have 1 out of 365 days that can humble us that much.

It's frightening to me to start a list of all of the things I'm grateful for because I don't think I'll ever stop typing and eventually you'll get sick of reading. I did write a list, but to spare you a headache from words I will just tell you that it was a few pages long... If you don't believe me, you can ask to see it! I got really bored in class on the last day before the break... haha.

Most of all I'm grateful for my family and for being a part of something so wonderful. I'm grateful for my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for all the little things that I have that make my life worth living, and I am grateful for YOU!

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