Today was a beautiful day and I have been reflecting on not taking blessings 'for granted'. Some recent reminders: My membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsWe have had a great friend of ours for 20 plus years who was baptized and confirmed today. As he shared his heartfelt testimony, I was reminded how grateful I am to have this blessing and guidance in my life. Hearing his words of gratitude brought tears to my eyes.
I have a friend who recently became a mother through the long adoption process. Following their journey and the joy they are experiencing has been so touching. Each post on her blog brings tears to my eyes. I have also pondered and reflected on the joys and blessings of motherhood and gratitude again has filled my heart as I think about the blessings of our two children ... can I say three (I love my son-in-law like our own). They came easily so I can't imagine the longing and hoping for children, but so grateful for them.
Happiness is a form of gratitude. Heidi Wills
I indeed feel happy and grateful today.