Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A New Year

A while back I read an article called Three Great Reasons to Be Grateful

Reason #1: Being Grateful Makes You Happier and Healthier

Reason #2: Being Grateful Helps You See More Blessings

Reason #3: There Are Sad Consequences of Ingratitude

Great blessings are promised to those who are grateful. The Lord said, “He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more” (D&C 78:19)

The article suggests that you take a Gratitude Challenge.  Write a list of 100 things that you are thankful for.  It was really easy and only took a few minutes when you broke it all down.  

Go... try it!

I took this picture this morning.  I took a picture of the full moon.  It just looked like a white spot on a black piece of paper, hope you got to see it, it was beautiful

  • Write 10 living people u r grateful for. Dane, the kids and grandkids, extended family and friends
  • Write 10 people who have died u r grateful for. Jesus, Joseph Smith, President Hinkley my Mother, my Dad, Vince, my Grandma Chisum, Uncle Mark, Aunt Coye, Aunt Margaret
  • Write 10 physical abilities u r grateful for.walk, see, swim, hearing, healthy body, taste, good teeth, sleep, feet are better, strong
  • Write 10 material possessions u r grateful for. house, car, lawn mower, bike, ipad, clothes, jewelry, good bed, uggs, tv
  • Write 10 things about nature u r grateful for.clouds, sun, grass, ocean, mountains, sandy beach, snow, trees, sunset, animals
  • Write 10 things about today u r grateful for. good health, Mexican food, full moon, beautiful sunrise, warm clothes, cute new vans, friends, family, strong body, warm home
  • Write 10 places on earth u r grateful for. USA, Billings, Temples, my home, Hawaii, Greece. Africa, Scotland, Prague, Paris
  • Write 10 modern-day inventions u r grateful for. airplanes, zippers, computers, Skype, medicine, TV, air conditioning, ipad, gas fireplace, cars
  • Write 10 foods u r grateful for. Mexican food, diet Dr. Pepper, Ice cream, beef, oranges, candy, pumpkin, pasta, peanut butter cookies, donuts
  • Write 10 things about the gospel u r grateful for. Temple covenants, eternal families, modern day prophets, scriptures, sisterhood, chance to serve, since of belonging, primary, priesthood, guidelines for living.
  • I need to add a few things that I am thankful for: cashmere, hot chocolate, laughing, traveling, good books, love, peace, etc etc

1 comment:

{natalie} said...

i am grateful for lots. i think i will take your challenge. we are very grateful for you two. love you lots.

ps awesome photo.