Friday, August 26, 2011

Thou shalt thank the Lord, thy God in all things.

I've been thinking a lot lately about the enabling power of gratitude. Don't you love it when you have those "ah-ha" moments where you look around you and realized how incredibly blessed you are? I think of how freeing it is to ponder on everything I already have rather than the few things I don't.


Christie Cottage said...

I am reminded of the song "Count your many blessings, name them one by one, count your many blessings see what God has Count your many blessings... name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.


sweetybird09 said...

Very good reminder!

sweetybird09 said...

Yes its better to think of the blessings rather then the bad things in our lives, this was a great reminder, thanks :)

RGG said...

Amen Sister
I was reminded of this principle this past Sunday. We are recovering from earthquakes and hurricaines,oh my. Our lights were out until late Sunday,and we did not sustain much hurricaine damage. So in my heart I thanked our Heavenly Father for his protection, but most of all I was thankful for all of the prepardness lectures and pamphlets and RS meetings. I am truely thankful that the earthquake that shook us last Tuesday, did not cause the building that I work in to collapse. I am thankful for the blessings of the Temple. Last Friday night, while everyone was driving toward home, my husband and I drove in a different directiion to the Temple. There were only 5 of us in the session,plus 2 ordinance workers. What a great place to be sheltered from the storm. I am thankful for every little thing, so I will try harder to be mindful.
Thanks Alicia, for helping us to be mindful

Alicia said...

Wow Ramona!! I'm so glad you made it through all of that unharmed. My brother & sister-in-law live in Willmington, NC and we were praying so hard for them! They made it safely through too. They said it made their relationship stronger and they were more appreciative of each other after the storms.