giving my thanks on Thanksgiving
for being more blessed than any person should be
[go ahead. call me cliché]
"what if you woke up tomorrow with only what you thanked God for today?"
I am grateful for the significant blessings He has given me.
I'm grateful for
a father who protects me
a mother who laughs with me
a sister who is wise beyond her years
a baby brother who loves me unconditionally
a supportive extended family
the opportunity to get a great education
living in this privileged country
the gospel & the comfort and light it brings
old friends that stick around
new friends helping me to grow
the financial security of my family
feeling surrounded by love
the answers I get from the Book of Mormon
the men & women that fight for my freedom
hard experiences that refine me
literature, art, and music that speak the unconveyable
....and the more flippant ones, like
Google (wouldn't last two days without it)
crime shows that let me feel like a thrill-seeker
the love affair I have with my MacBook Pro & iPhone
Grandma's homemade rolls
classes that don't start till 11:00am
boys that wear sweater vests and allow me to ogle
and all the many, many more blessings
too numerous to count.
all my thanks.
all my love.