What are you GRATEFUL for?

"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." ~G.B. Stern

I have decided to start this gratitude blog for several reasons. I have found that lately I am rarely grateful for all that I have and find reasons to feel ungrateful. I have also seen, via facebook and other sites that I am not alone. Many of us find so many reasons to complain. I hope this blog inspires us, even for one moment of the day, to say "thank you" for even one blessing in our life. My goal with this blog is to share at least one moment of gratitude, even on my very worst day. I hope that you will feel inspired to share with us what you are grateful for and together we can help lift and change the way we feel about our everyday lives and be a more grateful people.

"Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture." ~Kak Sri

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

Today's post is one of mixed emotion. Today I am grateful that I am safe. With all the events happening around the world, I am grateful for my safety and the safety of my family. This weekend has been difficult in the fact that many of my friends who live in or are from Japan have been affected by what has happened. I can't imagine the fear and devastation these wonderful people are feeling. I served an LDS mission in Japan and so I can honestly say I love the Japanese people. It has been hard for me to see so many suffer. However, I do have the hope that through this horrible tragedy good will come from it. I pray that many will find God and that many hearts will be open to the truth of The Gospel.

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to share my love and testimony with the people of Japan and now my prayers are once again with them as they get through this horrific disaster.



1 comment:

  1. I remembered that you served in Japan-where was it at? I adored a Sister missionary from Japan-I think she was from the Northern part-Sister Nishikawa, and this has made me think of her-and wonder where she is. I can't imagine what has gone through your mind and heart this last week. On a different note, your husband put a link of your maternity pictures on fb-they are beautiful. Congratulations on three girls! My grateful thought for the day (since you so generously share with others) is I am grateful for eternal perspective.