Thanksgiving weekend is always my favorite! The weather is perfect and the holiday season has officially begun! I am so blessed to be in an awesome family.. and spending so much time with them really fortifies that.
- two movies (got to get that popcorn lol)
- Chili's (burger bites all the way)
- traditional family dinner (sweet potato bake is my life)
- shopping! (spent too much $)
- deep-cleaned my room (it needed to be done)
- iHop with mis amigas (I MISS YOU ABBY)
- decorated for Christmas (big thanks to my parents)
Gratitude is a divine principle:
“Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things.”
This scripture means that we express thankfulness for what happens, not only for the good things in life but also for the opposition and challenges of life that add to our experience and faith. We put our lives in His hands, realizing that all that transpires will be for our experience.
- Robert D. Hales, May 1992
Everything we have is because of our loving Father in Heaven. Everything we don't have is because of our loving Father in Heaven. HIS TIMING IS PERFECT. He is the God of everything.. He loves us infinitely. We can't even wrap our minds around how much He wants the best for us. I have sooo much faith in my Heavenly Father. How? How can I even know that God is real? I know because I have felt His love. Isn't that incredible? We, as mortal humans, can feel the love of an all-knowing being! We can feel the love through the Holy Ghost, who testifies of truth.
If you have no idea what I am saying right now, I invite you to PRAY. Even if you have not prayed ever in your life.. Pray to God. Just say a prayer and thank Heavenly Father for all of His blessings. Life is difficult and a lot of things don't go as planned. But, have faith that God is watching out for you. As we thank our Heavenly Father in prayer.. WE WILL BE BLESSED. We also need to show our Father in Heaven our gratitude through the way we act in our day to day lives. Be positive and don't take for granted what you have.
I am thankful to God for sending His only Begotten Son-- Jesus Christ. Through Him and His Atonement, we can be perfected. We can change. We can do better. Repentance is real and I know I don't have to live with regret and heartache. We can have eternal life and live with God again peacefully. We just need to follow the commandments and endure to the end. It's a beautiful world! Life is good because God is good. Don't ever forget that.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS.