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Sunday, November 16, 2008

GRATITUDE

I love the month of November. I love Fall. I LOVE Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday! November is always an emotional month for me. I think because I am constantly reflecting on my blessings and all I have to be grateful for. So I thought I would list a few~

I am grateful for Great prophets and leaders. Both New and Old. For their sacrifice and guidance. I am grateful for my Religion and beliefs. I am grateful for the Atoning sacrifice of my Savior. For the opportunity I have to overcome my weakness and be comforted through my trials. I am grateful for Temples. For the knowledge that I have that families can be together forever. That my love for my family will go beyond death! I am grateful for an Eternal spouse. Who is kind, loving, and thoughtful. Who is my best friend and confidant. Who stands by my side in whatever may come our way. I am grateful for Family. For my parents who taught me to always put the Lord first. Who sacrificed and taught righteous principles. Also for my own family. For the chance I have to be a mother, a wife, and raise children! I am grateful for Unwavering faith of so many people. Who set a good example to me and my family! I am grateful for Love. For all aspects of love. For those who spread love through service, for the love of a good husband, for the love of my family!

I challenge everyone to reflect all month long, not just on Thanksgiving, for the things you have to be Grateful for! Times are hard for so many. Share of yourself. Reach out. We all have something to be grateful for!!

19 comments:

Sutton Family said...

Your Awesome Bonnie, thanks for being a great example to me.

Hanna Terrill said...

I love thinking about all the things I am thankful for, but even more than that,
I LOVE THANKSGIVING!!!
Seriously though, more than the pure love of feasting, I am reminded of all that I am thankful for as well. I loved this post, and how you worked in all of the letters.
I am thankful to have you as a sister, love you.

The Phillips Family said...

I love this. What a great way to put it all into words. Thanks for the constant reminder. Your the best.

Mandy said...

How neat Bon. I love it! Makes me want to make my own GRATEFUL list.

Much Love.

Lindsey said...

You are such a beautiful, spiritual person Bonnie...I miss ya tons. I love hearing your testimony, it makes me miss being in the 4th ward on Fast Sundays to hear you and Lisa.
Hope you are feeling well :)

Can I Have This Dance.... said...

Thanks for sharing your Gratitude post! It is always good to refect on the blessing we have in our lives. Whenever I stop to consider my blessings the list keeps going on and on!!

Christina said...

Wow- you are so inspiriational. Maybe if I'd spend the month contemplating my blessings I'd find more joy in this holiday. I'll give it a try:) Thanks for sharing.

Hild Family said...

What a great post. Thanks for sharing your feelings- it's good to be reminded to be thankful daily for all that we have. We truly are blessed!

Jess and Dusty said...

Thanks for that testimony Bonnie. It's always such a boost to hear someone be full of hope and gratitude. Thanks

Kristin said...

I love reading your blog because you always find someway to slip in a little testimony and leave me with a little spiritual feast. Thanks Bonnie for the wonderful post!

Thibodeau fam, Aug.2007 said...

This was beautiful, do you mind if I use it? I love your background, very cute!

Taylor Fam said...

How did we all get so lucky to have you be in our lives? You, Bonnie Bunnell are something we should all be grateful for! I love ya tons and miss you too!

Oleens said...

That was so refreshing! I am thankful for wonderful people like you! You are an inspiration! I hope you know that!

Becca said...

Ooh, Boogs, so cleaver with your writing of the word "GRATEFUL". Like the Grateful Dead, a really dumb band whose mascot was a colorful teddy bear that looked like Ty beanie babies.

The Shaws said...

I love November too and all of its warm colors and memories to go with it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monica said...

We all have so much to be grateful for!! Thank you for sharing.

The Calder Crowd said...

I am very impressed, I loved that! You are so talented and it was so great to hear what you are thankful for...I really miss you. How are you feeling??

Kris said...

Thanks for the reminder Bon! I needed that.

Christina said...

Bonnie??? I'm missing your posts:( Hope your feeling okay & we can hear from you more frequently again.