2.11.2010

An Attitude of Gratitude

Isn't this the truth? I am so grateful for the happy life that I lead. Of course there are problems, there are frustrations and mistakes. And we all know that nothing is perfect. But in general, I am very blessed and I know it. Which, in comparison to the things I know go on in the world and in other people's lives makes me feel guilty. I mean, why me, really? I'm not so good or so special.

I've come to understand that I will never understand the differences that I see in people's lives. I don't have that kind of eternal vision - -but I also understand that it's important for me to be kind, helpful and understanding, even when I don't really understand. And I need to be always remember to be grateful.

That's my goal.

11 comments:

Jill said...

Remembering to be grateful is so difficult, and it really shouldn't be.

Great post!

jenjamin said...

Me too. That is a great goal to have, perhaps the most important.

Suzanne said...

We think alike.

Mel said...

I think you're special! :) So true...we all need to be grateful for what we do have in our lives.

Britta said...

Thanks for that reminder, Jan. I need to count my blessings more than I do sometimes.

MiaKatia said...

I know I've said it before, but I love the way you write/think. I do sometimes feel guilty for the blessings I have and I really try to give thanks for them as well.

Carrie Page said...

So true! I love your posts!

Maren said...

Love this! My mom reminded me that it was one of Hinkley's 6 B's! It's THAT important! Hard to remember sometimes though! :) Thanks for the reality check!

Phogles said...

Jan, I love how you make me think about this sort of thing. I think all good women everywhere have a hard time setting guilt aside and feeling blessed. I don't think our Father in Heaven wants us to feel guilty about the blessings He has given us. I do think He wants us to share at every opportunity.

100 Percent Cottam said...

i SO feel this way! thanks, mama!

Natalie Scott said...

Being grateful has made all the difference in my life. I'm still working on the understanding other people part, but life is a journey of learning, right?!