"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
I am forever grateful for my Savior and his willingness to take upon my sins and pains. I am grateful for his perfect love for me. I know my Savior lives. I know that he died and then on the third day, rose again. What a amazing gift, to know that one day, I too will have a perfect body.
Today, I am grateful for wonderful friends and neighbors. These past few weeks have shown me that there are many wonderful and loving people in my life. I want to thank all those who have helped us adjust to having another little person in our family. What a blessing she has been, but I know it would have been a lot harder if we hadn't had help from the wonderful people in our ward and our good friends we have made over the years. I am truly grateful to be a part of the LDS Church, as I know this has brought so many of these people into my life. It is so wonderful to be a part of such a wonderful community.
Here I am again. I know, I know...I have been a slacker with the blog. I hope that I can get into a regular schedule again soon :) Having a little one who wakes me up every 3 hours has taken a tole on my ability to be constant with anything else ;) But she is definitely worth it ;)
I am so grateful today for the life of my loved ones. I just read a blog of one of my friend's friends. Her little boy has leukemia and has been really sick these past couple of years. And to top it off, her sweet husband (who I went to school with) died a few years ago. So it is her and her little boy. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for so many things in my life after reading their story. I know that I have had my own problems and pains...but I know I have never experienced the grief this poor little family has seen. It was amazing to see this little guy smile, even while in his hospital bed.
I am so grateful for my babies, for my husband and for our health.
Life can change so fast. Hopefully we can be grateful for those we have, and love them a little more.
I realize that I have taken too much time off with this blog. I have to admit, I forgot how hard it is to recover from having a baby. My last birthing experience was five years ago. But I want to say what I have been grateful for these past few days:
#1- A beautiful, healthy baby girl. She struggled with jaundice for a few days, but we were able to get it under control and now she is thriving and perfect.
#2- Family and friends who are so willing to do so much for us. We are grateful for all the love and physical help we received from my mom and our neighbors and friends around us.
#3- Eternal families. I know that having a baby can create many emotions to come to the surface. I know crying has been a regular thing for me this past week...but a lot of it is in gratitude. I am so grateful that I am bound forever to my husband and my beautiful three girls because of the wonderful, saving ordinances provided by the temple. What a blessing it is to know that no matter what happens, we will always be a family.
And #4- I am grateful to be able to have babies in this day and age. First of all, if I didn't live now, we wouldn't be having biological children. So for the medical technology, I am grateful. But I am also grateful that I was able to have by baby in a beautiful room, in a hospital with a loving staff and competent doctor. The difference of comfort and medical technology has made having babies much better, as my mom stated. It was a wonderful delivery. And I will never forget my baby Eva as they put her on my chest and let me hold her first. What an amazing experience and for that I am and will be forever grateful.