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Friday, December 11, 2009

I am Grateful

I did a Gratitude Post (Click to read) last year in November and wanted to do one again this year. I know it isn't November still. But I have so much to be grateful for!

I am grateful for the Great examples I have had, of serving others, throughout my life. My parents made it easy for us to learn the importance of service and  selfless sacrifice. I am grateful for Righteous people. My husband, my parents, my friends, leaders, and all those who set such a Christlike example to me and my family! I am grateful for the Atoning sacrifice of my Savior. I know that he lives and that he is my Redeemer! He has set a perfect example for me and my family to follow. I am grateful for Trials. It doesn't mean I want them. But I am grateful that through my trials I discover more about myself. Somethings I like and some things I could improve on! I am grateful that I am me. I may be far from perfect, but I do feel confident in my own skin. I am willing to except my weaknesses and try hard to be better. I am grateful for Teachers and Leaders. Those who are willing to lead by righteous example and not be afraid of the judgment of others! This who teach quietly and probably have no clue no one is watching. And those who teach openly with conviction! I am grateful for the United States. For this great country we live in. For those who serve our country. Through military efforts, police efforts, and those who also serve by standing up for what is right! I am grateful for each  Day. For every day I have to learn and to grow. To be a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. To wake up to my beautiful family! I am grateful for Eternal Families! For the opportunity the Lord has given me to be with my family forever! To enjoy my family in this life and in the next!

I could go on and on. But these are just a few.
I love this time of year!
I do tend to tear up often.
I love the Reflection this time of year brings.
I hope that we are all losing ourselves in serving others.
In looking around to see who may need us!
I hope we are appreciating the things not bought in stores, but the things that matter most!

What are you grateful for?


Jess and Dusty said...

Beautiful Bonnie! Thanks for sharing your little gratitudes. They always make me feel better about life.

Jenna said...

I loved last years and I love this years too!! I had better get an invite to your blog - it's always so fun, informative, and uplifting! I love it.

The Cutlers said...

I love that Bon! It was so fun to talk to you today and I am glad that I get to be your BFF! :)I am so amazed by you all the time

Hanna in the House... said...

I loved it last year, and love it even more this year! Thanks Bon, that was beautiful!

P.S. You wish Lisa, I'm her BFF!

Rivka said...

Send me an invite! I love staying caught up with your family on your blog!

Dean S Bunnell said...

hey bon -i love "grateful"
all the pics are cool specially the hike!