Saturday, November 1, 2008

To live each day with a grateful heart . . .

“The grateful man sees so much in the world to be thankful for, and with him the good outweighs the evil. Love overpowers jealousy, and light drives darkness out of his life. How much happier we are in the presence of a grateful and loving soul, and how careful we should be to cultivate, through the medium of a prayerful life, 
a thankful attitude toward God and man.”

- Joseph F. Smith

It's officially November and I've decided to be more faithful in my blog entries and try to post something each day during this month of Thanksgiving to express my gratitude for the countless blessings in my life. There is so much to be grateful for . . . so many beautiful reminders every day of how blessed I am, that I figured it was time to take a moment and document a few of them. Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin said, "Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable." (Ensign, Sept. 2001).

These are the attributes I try to cultivate in my life daily, and by recording my gratitude I hope to brighten the lives of all those I care about . . . so stay tuned!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Julie, I love these quotes, and your idea for posting this month. Hope you don't mind if I copy on my blog. The first thing on my list will even be the same as yours— I love fall too!