Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

I think Thanksgiving here in America is at the perfect time of year. That transition from fall to winter, where we go from raking leaves to shoveling snow can get me in the dumps. And I love the winter, so I don't know or understand why that is. But it happens and when it does I take a step back from everything. I do some reflecting and always come back to how blessed I am, in most every way.
A beautiful home that is heated, has working plumbing, no leaks in the roof and provides a place for my family to love and care for each other. The food that we need to be healthy, Working vehicle that gets us to the places we need to be. A kind, benevolent and generous Heavenly Father who knows my heart and loves me unconditionally and my savior Jesus Christ who has set an example of how to live and love others.

Finding an attitude of gratitude is the quickest way for me to get my right side up and to move forward. It reminds me that I have two legs that can go out into the beautiful world and have a brisk walk, or use my two eyes to sit in a quiet place and read from a book. I can go into my studio and use my two hands to make something crafty or sit on my healthy bum and crochet while I listen to my family with my two ears. There are might be a few more "things" on our wants list, but there are very few things on our needs list and for that we are extraordinarily blessed.


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Elaine A said...

Becky -
I just wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Elaine Allen

Dorothy C. said...

Beautifully said. Thank you.

You also gave me a packaging idea for my cookie swap. I'm going to try a Christmas tree die cut.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous little project--love the cutout and text!!! I was going to do something like this the other day--but yours is much better! LOVE:)