If you've been browsing my blog, you know by now that this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. It is also Nurse Appreciation week as I read on another blog.
Gordon B. Hinckley said:
"Walk with gratitude in your hearts, my dear friends. Be thankful for the wonderful blessings which are yours. Be grateful for the tremendous opportunities that you have. Be thankful to your parents, who care so very much about you and who have worked so very hard to provide for you. Let them know that you are grateful. Say thank you to your mother and your father. Say thank you to your friends. Say thank you to your teachers. Express appreciation to everyone who does you a favor or assists you in any way. Thank the Lord for His goodness to you."
As I get older, I have become more grateful and more aware of things I need to be grateful for. Sometimes, when I am at my kitchen sink with the faucet running just to get water colder or hotter or to rinse off dishes, I think, "Wow, I am so blessed to have such a never ending supply of water. I wonder what people would think in Africa or Asia...places where women struggle to get any water or fresh/good water for their families. Here I am letting it go down the drain...just to get it cooler or to rinse off dishes before I wash them."
Tonight as I was blog browsing, I came across this picture on Stamper's Dream blog (by Michelle).
While it is a fun pix, the words she wrote rang true. Michelle encouraged others with this statement: "Now...my blogging friends, please just take the time today to be thankful for 3 things. Apppreciate them, and vow not to take them for granted."
So, you've seen the funny picture and read about one of the things for which I am truly grateful. Now, I challenge you to post 3 things you are grateful for here. Feel free to use the pix and challenge others on your own blog too!