thanksgiving today.

I just was thinking today about some of the things that make me happy.
Things that aren't dependent on other people, or myself.
This happiness is inspired by the things that are already there.
They are the things that inspire inward, true, real happiness.

Those things... you know the ones I'm talking about...
when you see them... you stand up a little taller.
and your eyes go soft
and your mouth turns up.
and you know everything will always be ok.

Things like

birds in flight.
leaves floating as they fall. 
people in love.
snow flakes.
childrens laughter.
deep breaths.
hugs. good hugs. 
flags flying.
people helping.
shooting stars.

Am I ready for Thanksgiving?

"This is a wonderful time to be living here on earth. Our opportunities are limitless. While there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right, such as teachers who teach, ministers who minister, marriages that make it, parents who sacrifice, and friends who help. We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues"

-Thomas S. Monson

1 comment:

Allison said...

thank you for posting this. (i followed your facebook link =o]) i really needed to hear it!