Thursday, October 9, 2008

Feeling it...

After a little prodding by Amy, seeing Park City Girl's thankful lists and hearing a conference talk or two this past weekend, I have been trying to recognize my blessings more consciously. But today, without any effort, I am just feeling exceptionally blessed by the women in my life. I often overlook how many wonderful women I am lucky to know, love and be supported by, because of busyness, personal challenges, distance or just the grumbles. But today, I somehow feel blessed by all of you that have touched my life, be you a long time friend (like the A's), or a family member (like my aunts who actually read my blog!), or an inspiring dancer friend, or someone I've worked with or planned camp with, or a new friend I've discovered here, or someone who shares my desire to be a mother (regardless of whether or not our children have shown up yet!) or anyother way that you've come into my life, I'm grateful for you.

Here's to cards and postcards in the mail, e-mails from former New Yorkers, tacos with a camp compadres, friendly posts, projects together, shared recipes, getting a grandma lesson, weekend talks with mom, dancing together, having a sister who loves to be silly, doing swaps and all of the other ways we connect. Thank you! You've made my day today.


Amy said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling it today. I really do believe that making lists of the things are good help us to FEEL good. I also think it's okay to think about what's NOT good so we can take action!

I hope tomorrow feels even better!

Anna said...

So glad I found your Blog. Love hearing about your projects and the fun activities you do!

And speaking of gratitude... I am grateful for your friendship and example. You are such a good example of work. You are creative and helpful...

Sort of like what Bro Uchtdorf was talking about:

“There is a great work for the Saints to do,” he said. “Progress, and improve upon and make beautiful everything around you...and render the earth so pleasant that when you look upon your labors you may do so with pleasure, and that angels may delight to come and visit your beautiful locations.

Wow. Angels? Gives me goosebumps.

Diane said...

You never cease to amaze me with your cooking and quilting and sewing and being a bishop's wife and working and ...... You are a powerful woman and I really look up to you and the strength you are in my life. Thanks for being you!
Love You Lots!!!
Aunt Diane