Monday, November 15, 2010

Giving Thanks In Everything

As Thanksgiving approaches, I can't help but think of all the blessings I have received in my life. I've had so many great and amazing experiences in my life and some not so good ones as well. I've been blessed with joyous moments, as well as trials that were very painful. How grateful I am for both, because I have felt God's love for me through all of them. The trials mold me and the joys are the rewards I receive for overcoming and making it through them.
I am grateful for a husband and children that love me unconditionally, and for each and every learning opportunity that comes to me.

So what are you grateful for? Leave a comment telling me what you are grateful for along with your email address and receive a free copy of my new ebook The Wishing Hour!

1 comment:

flsongbyrd said...

Hello Jewel. We all have so much to be thankful for. This last year has brought so much into my life. My family has gone through so many trials and tribulations from unemployment, unexpected surgeries one after the other, car breakdowns, etc. But we have been blessed for each trial. We have a brand new grandchild, number 8, and she is healthy and beautiful. My oldest daughter was rebaptized after several years of nonmembership. My youngest grandson was baptized, my oldest grandson was ordained a teacher, my husband will be rebaptized in a few more months after 14 years, and I have learned more about the atonement than I have ever known. I have a family who loves and supports me in all that I do and who has helped me through my medical infirmaties, through dealing with and coming to terms with being disabled and helping me to be more patient and tolerant in learning to accept help from others when I was always the one giving. I am thankful for the brothers and sisters in my ward family who love me and support me in my calling as a VT and RS secretary, for daughters who served honorable missions, who serve in their wards as ward leaders, for a soninlaw who is an elder's quorum leader and for a husband who although he is not a member of the church at this time still encourages me to go to the temple, pay tithing and fast offering and supports me in all I do. I am ever thankful for parents who were lead to the true church, accepted the gospel and raised 5 children in it's truthfullness. I am thankful for a Heavenly Father that loves me enough to take my burdens upon himself, who hears and answers my prayers every day, who loves me unconditionally, no matter what. I know without a shadow of a doubt that He lives for He has borne this to me. I am thankful for a true and living prophet that walks the face of the earth today. I loved in conference talk these words, Often we feel grateful and intend to express our thanks but forget to do so or just don’t get around to it. Someone has said that ‘feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.’” I hope I can remember to express my thanks to those around me and not take it forgranted. I am even thankful for all the trials we have been through and are still going to go through for they help to strengthen us not only physically, but spiritually. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for the wonderful books you write. What a talent you have. I have your terrific book The Wishing Hour.