I know everyone and their dog is blogging about what they are thankful for this month... but just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean I should avoid making a list of what I am thankful for.
Then i remember what Thomas S. Monson taught, "We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues."
Thus, I leap onto the band wagon and begin a daily record of something I am grateful for:
Sometimes, I find myself complaining when things are tight, but I need to remember that sometimes when things are toughest, it's easier to see the blessings.
I am also grateful that john is taking a more active role in bill paying. Since the day we got married, I have been responsible for paying the bills. I haven't been responsible for coming up the lion share of the money to pay them.... just writing the checks and popping them in the mail. In the last couple of months John has taken over. I have to admit... I'm not taking to the change very well. I don't always agree with how he does things. For example, I would have never gotten more checking accounts in an effort to curve spending. I would have been concerned that checks would bounce and we'd loose track of what money was where, but he is sure that this new development will help. All the same, I am grateful that I don't have to think about it.