Rainy days - So what if we don't see the sun for the next three months?
If you never learned the lesson of thankfulness, begin now. Sum up your mercies; see what provision God has made for your happiness, what opportunities for your usefulness, and what advantages for your success. -Ida S. Taylor
Sundays - I appreciate a day to reflect and totally focus on something that I can't give my full attention to on the other 6 days of the week.
Gracias, danke, merci—whatever language is spoken, “thank you” frequently expressed will cheer your spirit, broaden your friendships, and lift your lives to a higher pathway as you journey toward perfection. There is a simplicity—even a sincerity—when “thank you” is spoken. -Thomas S. Monson
Mornings with no alarms - Even if I still woke up at 7 it was nice to do it in silence. And it was nice to take an hour to get out of bed.
Shopping luck - Sometimes you just get lucky.
Concerts - Specifically Matt Nathanson, he put on a seriously good show.
Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable. -Joseph B. Wirthlin
Apologies - One of the girls at my internship came and apologized for some rude things she said the other day. I was grateful that she could recognize what the problem was on her own. That was a big accomplishment for her.
Emily - Thanks for listening.
Girlfriends - we had a RS sleepover (that I didn't actually sleepover at...) and it was fun to hang out with the girls.
Tuccanos - My tuition dollars paid for a lovely lunch with my professor who is overseeing my internship. It was nice to actually use some of that money I paid.
Pineapple - See above.
Loop holes - This pertains to the "secret phone call" which I'll hopefully be able to explain on Monday. I am grateful though for a way to get things accomplished even if it's not quite the traditional way.
Courage - I did something I've been meaning to do. It didn't work out but I'm still glad I tried.
Hot Chocolate - "Celebrating" the first snow of the season. I'm still not super happy about it though.
Good books - We finally watched "The Other Boleyn Girl" since I had insisted on reading the book first. I'm glad I did because I liked the book much better.
I'm cheating and adding a 4th...
The end of the election/the right to vote - Although I am thankful to live in a country where I get to voice my opinion without fear, I'm so happy the election is over. I'm also a little jealous that you don't get an "I voted" sticker when you mail in you ballot.
Fast Sundays - today's Fast and Testimony meeting was stellar.
Autumnal dinner - Sam, Erica and I made pumpkin curry soup, a caramel apple strudel and cheesy bread from brand new recipes and they all turned out fantastic. Even if they hadn't hanging out with Sam and Erica would have been enough.
Daylight savings - So, it might be true that I didn't know it was daylight savings until Sam told me. At noon. I wondered why I wasn't as tired as I thought I should have been.
It's just about that time of year where we start thinking of all the things we're grateful for. All of the things we should probably think about everyday but don't. I want to cultivate an "attitude of gratitude" within myself so I'm going to attempt to post 3 things daily that I'm thankful for. Attempt is the key since my internet at home isn't exactly working, but I'll play catch up if I have to. Here are my 3 things for the 1st:
Crepes - I went to a wedding reception where crepes were served. Good idea.
New friends - my internship supervisor suggested that I go with her to a card making party to network with some people in our field. I met some great ladies who I would want to be friends with regardless of any sort of networking.
My internship - I've worked the last 3 Saturdays now but oddly I don't mind. Well, not too much. I love what I'm doing and I actually want to be there. I'm very lucky.
"We show our gratitude by sharing with others." - H. David Burton