Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thankful for 30 Days - Day 30


I’m thankful for the Christmas Season! I love the smell of Pine, Sugar Cookies, Warm fires, Hot Cocoa and Cinnamon.  I love all the Christmas lights and how beautiful the World around us looks.  The spirit of Christmas is alive and well during this season.  It’s great to see how people are a little more willing to help others at Christmas time.  I love how everyone is a little friendlier and a little more loving towards their fellow man. I love how for a short season the World is a little bit better.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thankful for 30 Days - Day 29

Sleeping In 

Yawn……Sleeping in is the best!  I’m thankful for not having to set an alarm clock and jump out of bed.  I’m thankful for the chance to be lazy and stay in my warm cocoon of blankets.  I’m thankful for days when I can enjoy a few extra minutes of much needed sleep.  It might seem like a little thing but sometimes a few extra minutes in bad makes all the difference. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful for 30 Days - Day 28


I’m thankful for my family.  I love that we support each other in the good and the bad times.  Families are a blessing that not everyone has the chance to enjoy.  Thanksgiving is a great time to pause and reflect on our families.  I’m thankful for all the family members who have been such a big influence in my life.  I wouldn't be who I am now without their love, guidance, example, push and support. My life is a better because of the family I have.  I’m so very thankful for families!  

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thankful for 30 Days - Day 27


I’m thankful for a home filled with love.  A home is so much more than four walls.  “A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” - Benjamin Franklin. I hope that my home can be a fire for both the mind and the body.  As a child I have lived in many houses both big and small.  We moved around a lot when I was little but, even though I lived in many houses they always felt like home.  We always had love, food, knowledge and joy in our home.  Now, as an adult I hope I can make my house a home.  That it can be a place of joy, safety and happiness.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thankful for 30 Days - Day 26


I’m grateful for Church.  I love the feelings I have when I am sitting in a meeting and pondering the words and message that is being shared.  I love that the words and message is about the love of our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ for us.  I’m thankful for a place to go in this busy life that lets me think and ponder the things of God.  When I am having a rough week I look forward to Sunday.  Church recharges my drained batteries from the week.  I know that I can make it through anything thanks to the things I learn about at Church.  I love having my faith increase and knowing that I am loved by God thanks to church.  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thankful for 30 Days - Day 25


I’m grateful for Travel.  It’s hard to imagine that not too long ago travel was very difficult.  I’m thankful for the modern conveniences that make travel a little easier.  It’s nice knowing that I can see members of my family that live great distances just by hopping on a plane, driving a car, taking a train or riding a bus.  We are so very blessed to be able to travel and to have vehicles that make the distances a little less and make the world a little smaller. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thankful for 30 Days - Day 24


I haven’t always been a fan of emotions. I sure wasn't thankful for them.  I haven’t always been the best at sharing my emotions.  It was difficult to embrace my emotions, especially the ones that I considered negative like Sadness or Despair. I always felt that if I shared them that people would judge me or not understand me.  In dealing with our journey of infertility I have had to come face to face with my emotions.  I have had to admit that it’s okay to be sad, angry, grieving and all whole spectrum of other emotions I never knew I could feel.  In coming to accept all this vast emotions I have come to be grateful for these emotions.  I have learned to have compassion of others who are feeling the same feelings.  I have learned to share my emotions more and except all of them both the good and the bad (I’m not perfect at the sharing part but I’m working on it.) I’m thankful for the chance to experience and accept my emotions more. I’m also glad that I can choose to share them with others both the happy and sad.  I’m thankful for emotions and coming to understand my emotions better.