Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Alma 34:38

That ye contend no more against the Holy Ghost, but that ye receive it, and take upon you the name of Christ; that ye humble yourselves even to the dust, and worship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth; and that ye live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you.

"This is a wonderful time to be living here on earth. Our opportunities are limitless. While there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right, such as teachers who teach, ministers who minister, marriages that make it, parents who sacrifice, and friends who help. "We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues."

Thomas S. Monson

Things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving
My father that works hard and has the ability to exercise the Melchizedek Priesthood in our home.
My father who will be playing in the annual ward Turkey Bowl tomorrow and appreciates a good sports game on Thanksgiving.
My mother who has gone through alot in her life to bring our family to a happier place in life.
My mother who will cook us another wonderful spread and feed others as well.
My sister who does and says enough to keep me amused daily.
Ferron for making me look good at my job through his hard work ethic.
My membership in the church and the counsel of wise leaders.
My health.
School teachers.
My "winter" car that gets me everywhere I need to be.
My piano, guitar and especially my uke that give me hours of fun.
My Primary class who give me a great reason to show up every Sunday.
My job that will help to finance my mission.
My medical and dental insurance. I wasn't always fortunate enough to have this luxury.
There are so many things I am grateful for this year. I hope you take a minute to be thankful for all the things you have in your life.

President Monson is right about many things being wrong today but if you take time to focus on the positive things happening in your life, there is much happiness you will find. Be thankful and show gratitude this Holiday Season.

See it. Speak it. Live it.