Thursday, November 10, 2011

{attitude of gratitude}

day ten:
{attitude of gratitude} i am grateful for such supportive friends and family...

you all RoCk!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

{attitude of gratitude}

day eight:

{attitude of gratitude} I am grateful for the gift of patience and learning.

day nine:

{attitude of gratitude} I am grateful that I am now gainfully employed! What a ride it has been these past few months!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{attitude of gratitude}

day six :
{attitude of gratitude} i am grateful for the ability to enjoy the beauty that surrounds me.
day seven:
{attitude of gratitude} i am grateful for the education i have received and the ability to finish this masters program.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

{attitude of gratitude}

day five:
I am grateful for reliable transportation that allows us to visit friends and family.

Today we went down to Sandy to be with the Adam Family for Brynn's baptism. What a beautiful experience and so much fun to be with good friends.

Friday, November 4, 2011

{attitude of gratitude}

day four:
I am grateful that our home is covered under a warranty...wrong time of year to have a heater play's a wee bit chilly in here...
The fellow who came out to check out the game playing furnace told the warranty company it should just be replaced. It is 27 years old, and though it was the "ish" in its heyday...that day has come to an end. New furnace here we come! YAHOOIE for warranties! {now to wait till next week for it to be installed....and there is snow in the forecast...hoping it stays a bit warm in here...}

Thursday, November 3, 2011

{attitude of gratitude}

I have much to be grateful and thought that I would take the opportunity to record them during this month of thanks.

day one:

i am grateful for my darling sweetie.
Gailon does so much to keep our home running financially. With me not working, our budget is tighter...but we make it every month! He makes sure that all is well. He makes me laugh! He has encouraged me in my efforts to go back to school...a big step!

day two:
i am grateful for a warm home and the joys of life.
It has been cold here, so having a warm home and all that is within, makes me happy!

day three:
i am grateful for helpful people within government organizations, like DCFS...
I have been working on some paperwork regarding our foster son Joey and a little project I have going on right now. In order to get dates and such correct, I had to call DCFS in Los Angeles. It is amazing how much better a conversation goes with someone who listens, is calm, and willing to assist. I spoke with the caseworker he had when he was with not the same experience. I am just so grateful for those who are willing to go the extra distance to help.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I have been having a wee bit of difficulty dealing with the fact that I am not employed at the moment, had a contract offered and then removed, and so on.

So as I am finishing up a paper for my gifted and talented endorsement, my computer begins to act a bit wonky. I get frustrated, shut down the silly thing, and go upstairs, lie down on my bed and turn on KBYU because I knew that the devotional for the day is on.

The speaker begins discussing how we need to "Carry On", like the hymn says to, be patient, He knows. I, of course, begin tearing up. I keep listening about how we need to find peace in the plan, there are things for us to accomplish, and He is there to help. Have patience.

Just what I needed to hear...

One of my favorite people is Gordon B. Hinkley. Quotes from him calm my heart. Like this one:

"Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

or this one...

"It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us,...if we put our trust in Him, if we pray to Him, if we live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers."

This too shall pass. Everything will work out.

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