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Thursday, October 28, 2010

When you have a gratitude attitude...

It seems that every Sunday since general conference I have heard a talk or a lesson on gratitude. I'm sure this is due in part to the wonderful talk given by President Monson, The Divine Gift of Gratitude. Regardless of the reason, I am GRATEFUL for the reminder to be more GRATEFUL. I needed it. And so here are a few of the things I am most GRATEFUL for.

My family. All of them.
6 sisters, 3 brothers, 1 brother-in-law, 1 sister-in-law, 1 niece, 4 nephews, 1 mom and 1 dad. Love them.
Especially these two.
And these three.
And these two.
Could they be any cheesier? I am so grateful to have parents who are my best friends and who love and support me and are the best examples and want me to be happy more than anything.

And I cannot forget my grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins. I have A LOT of them. And they are all wonderful. I'm grateful that I have been to a family reunion almost every summer of my life, which helps us all stay close. Here are some little clips from our Minute to Win-It Games this summer. They are just too good not to share.

And of course, I can't forget good friends. I have been blessed with so many wonderful friends who love and support me and have really become my family. These two especially. I don't quite know what I'm going to do with out them.

And these men. Where would we be without their inspiring stories, leadership and examples?

And this truth. I am most, most grateful to be a member of this church and to know that it's true.

And this building.

And this beautiful city. I'm going to miss it.

The list could go on and on but I'll stop there and just say that I am very blessed and I'm GRATEFUL for all of the blessings I have.


  1. I kind of feel like crying when I think about you leaving, but I know it's good and I'm excited for you to be here! I am also so grateful for all of those things sometimes I can't even believe how blessed I am! Love you so much!

  2. We really are quite blessed aren't we...WOW! I feel the love and the tears are quite near the surface. You will be missed in that great city, but we are excited to have you closer.

  3. Well, I am happy for you and your new adventures and I'm happy that your family gets to have you closer. All that being said, I can't pretend that I'm not also just a little heartbroken. I mean, I know that transience is a constant in life - especially in the life of of a single person - but it's still hard to get used to. I wish you every happiness in the next chapter of your life, my dear! Love you lots and lots!