Yesterday at my ward (congregation) we had the opportunity to hear our wonderful Bishop (preacher) speak to us, and I found his talk one of those that I believe will forever change my life. He talked about "Living Thanks" and I have to admit the more he talked the more ashamed and remorseful I felt. I could feel the tears well up in my eyes as I reflected on those two words. So much meaning.
I have often heard of the term "give thanks" and I have tried to do that in my own way. I try to be a good person, loving wife and mother but when I really thought about it I was so disappointed in myself because I haven't really "Lived Thanks" to me there is such a difference in the two. One is a thought and another an action. Does my life reflect one of action... Not the way it should.
Instead of wishing and wanting what I may not have I should be so grateful for all that I do not just with my words but with my daily actions. I want to "live thanks" for my husband, my beautiful children, my ex-husband, my parents and siblings, extended family and my amazing friends and examples.
Just listing those few words shows how much I have to be grateful for each day. I want to awake each day and show the Lord and others through my actions how grateful I am. For all the little things that make each day a blessing. From this day forward I will do better. I will live with thanks in my heart for all the little things that make everyday a blessing, for each breathe I take a reason to smile and be grateful for the next. No matter what I will do better! I want my headstone to state just these few words "she lived with thanks" and I want them to be true.