Monday, April 7, 2014

Grateful




This passed weekend went by far too fast. I know that weekends always fly by but it seems that the very most important and special ones zoom by even quicker. I love going home and being with my family but this was the first time they have all come here to visit me and it was really special. We had time to play cards, go for walks, go to the aquarium, eat good food, argue a little like all families do, and just love each other. It's no secret how important my family is to me and how lucky I am to have people like them in my life. Weekends like this one just remind me of that more and more.

We also were able to attend General Conference for our church. Every six months I am so grateful to hear guidance from the leaders of our church. This session was absolutely no different. Many talks or parts of talks always stick out to me. This session there was one in particular and I just want to share a little bit of a talk given on gratefulness. 

"It is easy to be grateful for thing when life seems to be going well. Could I suggest that we see gratitude as a disposition, a way of life that stands independent of our current situation? In other words, I'm suggesting that instead of being 'thankful for things' we focus on being 'thankful in our circumstances'- whatever they may be."

I sometimes notice that I am focusing on the things going wrong and wondering what I have to be grateful for. I loved what President Uchtdorf had to say about being grateful in any circumstance. It is something that I am from here on out going to focus on doing. Because, my goodness after this weekend I just realized more and more that I have a whole LOT to be grateful for. Even if things seem to just be going wrong, I have so many people to love and who love me right back. What more can a girl ask for really.

You should all check this talk out! And any other talk that might catch your attention. You can do so HERE.

xoxo

2 comments:

  1. lo, way creepy of me, but did you wear a grey striped dress?! I swear you were standing in front of me in line to get in to conference, but I was too afraid to say hi and be wrong!

    xx, L

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  2. What a beautiful post. Glad you were able to spend some time with your family. Your so right, having a great family and support system is such a blessing. I'm very close with my family and although I take it for granted, I don't know what I'd ever do without them.

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