I decided I would like some (not all) Thursdays to be “Thankful Thursdays.” I want to write down 3 to 5 things that I’m grateful for. During the past few years, I’ve made a real effort to be more grateful, writing sometimes in an official “Gratitude Journal” or in my daily journal. Or just simply listing my blessings in my mind as I work or drive. So now I want to bring that same idea to my blog. I’ll still be writing down on my own, but I’ll record some things here too.
President Henry B. Eyring once said, “I wrote down a few lines every day for years. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would have to start the next day. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” As I kept at it, something began to happen. As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of us that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day. As that happened, and it happened often, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done.”
And then he said, “My point is to urge you to find ways to recognize and remember God’s kindness. It will build our testimonies. You may not keep a journal. You may not share whatever record you keep with those you love and serve. But you and they will be blessed as you remember what the Lord has done. You remember that song we sometimes sing: ‘Count your many blessings; name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.'”
You can join in, if you would like. I’d love to hear what you are thankful for!