Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Be Grateful

Since it is November and it's the traditional time of year for us all to remember what we're thankful for I wanted to share a scripture about gratitude from the Book of Mormon and then share our November tradition.

Behold, my beloved brethren (and sisters), remember the words of your God; pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks until his holy name by night. Let your hearts rejoice.
2 Nephi 9:52

I like that scripture because it reminds me to always be grateful for the blessings Heavenly Father has given me. It is links giving thanks to prayer. How can we really let our Father know what we are truly thankful for if we don't tell him?

In our family, each day in November we take a few minutes, usually around dinner time, to write down something, anything we are thankful for. We write them down on feathers which get placed into a styrofoam turkey who resides on our table (click here to see more). On thanksgiving, we'll go through the list and write it down to keep it for years to come. It's fun to see the little (and big) things we are thankful for; it's also nice to remember just how many blessings Heavenly Father has given us.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun tradition! See you tonight!

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  2. What a great blog! Tricia invited me over here, and I would love to contribute on Thursdays. And how funny that Ashley S is here too! I took her and Nate's engagement pictures and they are such a cute couple! What a small world. (I think we may have made this connection once before...)

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  3. I love that idea! I have been looking for some Thanksgiving traditions to start. And besides, gratitude is something that makes life more enjoyable and better in general!

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