Saturday, October 30, 2010


the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health

Isn't health considered one of the most important things that make our life better, happier?

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The first wealth is health."

We have had our share of health problems in our family; every family has them. No one is immune to having health issues...

Having been ill three separate times the past month and a half has really made me appreciate the health that I do have. There are several family members in our family that are experiencing serious health problems... two of which are terminal. Watching your loved ones suffer, and slowly decline in health is a difficult thing to endure. Obviously it is more difficult for them, they are the ones who are living with their disease, and dealing with their certain death. Of course I am grateful for the plan of salvation that gives me the knowledge I need to help me as I will most certainly deal with their death. In the meantime, right here and now, it saddens me to see them suffering and know there is little I can do to assist them.

And so, I am grateful. I may not be in the best physical shape, and have a few health concerns of my own, but they are nothing compared to what others are enduring. I am grateful, beyond words, that my body works well. I can do all the things I need to do: walk, bicycle, run errands, clean house (and all that entails), play with my grandkids (when I am blessed enough to be around them), serve in my calling, etc.

I am blessed with good mental and physical health. How can I not be grateful?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010



a female parent.
Today I had the opportunity to go to Sacramento to visit my mom, my sister, my niece and my cousin, Gloria (who was named after my mom) with my girls and Amy's boys. :)

I am grateful for my mom. She has always been and continues to be one of the sweetest, humblest people I know. If I turn out to be anything like her I consider myself blessed. She has been one of the most wonderful influences in my life, a devoted wife, and an example to me of what it means to be a Grandma.

I love you Mom.

Monday, October 18, 2010

On being grateful...

Wikipedia: Gratitude, thankfulness, or appreciation is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.

I have so very much to be grateful for. Even in the midst of trials that certainly are a part of life there is always something worth expressing gratitude for. Lately I have had a nagging feeling that I should write a blog on being grateful. Finally I have taken a few minutes out of my day to begin! My hope is that while I share with you the blessings that I find in life that you will leave your comments on what you are grateful for.

For today I will simply share this with you: I am grateful that I have an abundance of blessings in my life for which I can be grateful, enough so to write a blog about it!