General Conference thoughts: Consider the Goodness and Greatness of God

There is an account in the Book of Mormon that amazes me every time I read it. It is found in Alma 24 and begins with verse 7. The newly called Anti-Nephi-Lehies have trouble in the form of armed soldiers marching toward them. What is their act of defense? A long list of gratitude and a refusal to take up arms. The fact that when faced with certain death this group of people chose to lift up their voices in gratitude sets an example for me of how to be grateful even under the worst circumstances. There is always something to be grateful about.

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23 Thank Yous: Thanksgiving 2017

A few years ago, I read an excerpt from a book called 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life by John Kralik. 


The author was finishing the worst year of his life in 2007 and through a series of events decided to write a different thank you note each day for a year.  The experience changed his life.

Since I have decided to jump back into reading this year I have made sure I am not without a book to read each night.  Either one chapter a day or 10 pages whichever comes first and my attention span holds out on.  Right before Thanksgiving I finished a book so I decided to read the entire book this year over the Thanksgiving holiday.  It seemed like an appropriate choice for the holiday. Continue reading

My thankful list

I am thankful for…

a warm bed to climb into

the food in the cupboard and on the table

the company I keep

that I am fit and able

the car that I drive

the job that I go to

the bills I can pay

all that I get to do

the state I live in

the people I know

the education I have had

the places I can go

a hug and a kiss

a warm smile on a friendly face

my small crowd of fans cheering me on

an understanding grace

trials that knock me down

strength that helps me stand

opposition that makes me grow

an knowledge of the plan

the loving family that I have

my mom’s scriptures that I read

trust and faith extended to me

a small and kind deed

the Atonement offered to me

the fact I know where I belong

examples to light the way…

this list can go on and on.

I may not have it all

but I could not ask for more

except to say more often

what I’m thankful for.

© 2013 ck’s days


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Tonight’s prayer by ck