Saturday, January 5, 2008

Some Things I Am Grateful For

by Katie Parker

  1. I am grateful for the restored gospel and my testimony of it. (I almost feel like there should be a "duh!" at the end of that one.)
  2. I am grateful for my family. (Another given, especially since they seem to get offended if you don't mention them. ;-)
  3. I am grateful to be home again after several trips in recent months.
  4. I am also grateful to have been able to take the trips.
  5. With my family.
  6. And that we arrived safely. Sometimes we weren't quite sure if we the time on New Years when we were somewhere in Kansas or Missouri or something and the gas level on our car dropped pretty drastically. We managed to run out of gas just as we were reaching an exit with a service station, and coasted on up to the pump. Yeah, I'm grateful. Very.
  7. I am grateful for dancing. I don't think I'd really danced since I quit going to the singles' dances when...well, when I quit being single. Yesterday at a company dinner there was a dance floor and a paid DJ, but few people were dancing. So several of the wives went out and danced (minus the husbands, although a couple of them did venture out for short spurts). Was it fun! So I am grateful that I did that. Dancing was not on my to-do list for my day (or my week...or my life...) but I am glad that I did.
  8. Speaking of being grateful for dancing, I am grateful for those little opportunities that come up to visit, to help, to play, to enjoy...those little things that aren't planned, but that really make life something special.
  9. I am grateful for the two people who have entered our contest so far.
  10. I am grateful for the MANY MORE people who will enter (subtle hint)!
  11. I'm grateful for chocolate.
  12. And, I am grateful for many other blessings, some too sacred or personal to mention, and all of them too many to number.

Happy New Year, everyone! We have much to be grateful for!


Robyn Heirtzler said...

Count your blessings ... something I was thinking about yesterday. Fabulous idea!

Katie Parker said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly they add up? Even when you're sure you must not have any?

Janette Rallison said...

I'm very greatful for chocolate too. It's nice to stop and count our blessings. Thanks for the reminder.