Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful Again

 I can't believe it is Thanksgiving again.
 Where did this year go?  This year I am again grateful for so many things- Where to start?   Let's start with the fairly obvious:
First and foremost I am grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ.  We have taken quite a hit this year!  With so many people thinking that "my Jesus" is not the "right Jesus" It has caused me to think of him, what he has done for all of us, and how I need to do a lot better in 2012 standing up for him and sharing his message of love, peace and happiness with those around me. 

 I'm thankful for my awesome family, they are the heart and soul of my life.  I miss the part of the family that moved to Iowa this fall, but know they are doing great and it was a good move for their family.  I am proud of my kids and the human beings they are.  They are kind, thoughtful, loving and decent.  May we grow closer this next year. 

I love my job working with the coolest high school students in America, and I love taking them on adventures around the world!

 I love seeing my students helping others!

 I have amazing friends! 

                         how about the other, 
              non-obvious stuff that I am thankful for?  

  • Orange Fanta
  • Chipotle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Cars
  • Mittens
  • Sunsets
  • Crunchy Apples 
  • Palm Trees
  • Airplanes
  • Oreos
  • Pillows
  • Nyquil
  • Washing Machines
  • Talented Musicians
  • Sports
  • Computers
  • Smart People Inventing Cool Things
  • The List Goes On and On!!! 
Everything that touches my life I am truly grateful for when I slow down long enough to notice how blessed I am.  Tomorrow, when you are pounding down the turkey, mashed potatoes and pie, take that second to truly be thankful for everything we have.  Imagine a world full of grateful people even for the little things.  Then, we can get together and start coming up with solutions on the tough stuff, one random woman at a time. 

Happy Thanksgiving 2011!