Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful


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So much to be thankful for...

Snuggling with Sami in the early morning, her head on my shoulder. Running alone on frozen streets, the sun in my eyes. Thoughts of you - friends old and new. Our table set with my grandmother's linen.

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A husband who cooks, loves deeply, and keeps me sane. Delicious food, and family to share it with. My favorites - dressing, rolls, and Renae's no-bake pumpkin pie.

Standing in the boys' room with Doug, each of us holding a baby as we sing a lullaby and quiet them for sleep.

Playing the piano while the girls dance circles with their dolls. Eliza stopping just for a moment to place a kiss on my cheek. The gift of not washing a single dish (thank you Jim, Renae, and Jimmy). Watching Doug's Dad tease the girls into fits of laughter.

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The gospel of Jesus Christ. His wrenching but beautiful (and merciful) Atonement.

Despite the changes which come into our lives, with gratitude in our hearts, [we must] fill our days - as much as we can - with those things which matter most. May we cherish those we hold dear and express our love to them in word and in deed.

- Thomas S. Monson

That's my goal as we swing into the holidays. To fill the days - as much as I can - with those things which matter most. Isn't it easy to get derailed by things that don't matter?

It is for me.

So here's wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving weekend, steeped in things that matter most.


5 comments:

  1. So often it's the little things in everyday life that when you take your time and listen, are so much to be thankful for. Actually, it's why I started to blog -- to remember these little moments!

    So long,
    Corinna

    P.S.: I love the table decoration!

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  2. Oh and you forgot one other thing... I'm sure you are thankful the the GORGEOUS hair on your daughters!

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  3. Corinna - I too choose social media as a way to record gratitude, open conversations, remember. Writing makes me listen (as you said) and observe.

    Grandma H - Ah, yes. Every day. I love those curls. And the fact that some days I don't have to do their hair - just tame down some wild spots.

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  4. Oh I love your cute gratitude tree. I know that Thanksgiving is over but I am making one with my kids this weekend before the Christmas stuff takes over. Never to late to give thanks!

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  5. Love all your posts...I love what you wrote about Deb...so true! It was very touching...

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