.....name them one by one!With it being November and all, and the holiday of Thanksgiving....it's only fitting that I think about and remind myself of all I'm thankful for....here's my list, my:
2- I'm thankful for Jesus Christ for his Atonement and for allowing me to repent of my many mistakes and have the opporunity to return to live with him
3- I'm thankful for my husband, who is my very best friend and my #1 supporter
4- I'm thankful for 3 beautiful and healthy children....for the different personalities they bring to our little family and for the joy they bring to my life everyday!
5- I'm thankful for goodly parents who taught me since I was young to love and serve the Lord
6- I'm thankful for our jobs that sustain and provide for us
7- I'm thankful for our home that we live in
8- I'm thankful for Tea, for being my other mom, my friend, so understanding, patient, kind and the best grandma for my kids
9- I'm thankful for Ma for her loving and sweet spirit and for loving me and accepting me 100%
10- I'm thankful for education and the opportunity that I have to be able to go back to school and expand my knowledge
11- I'm thankful for our vehicle that gets us around everywhere we need to go
12- I'm thankful for the beauty of nature, and the colors of the four seasons
13- I'm thankful for good friends, both long-time life-time friends and new people I meet everyday.
14- I'm thankful for my sisters and my little brother
15- I'm thankful for good food
16- I'm thankful for the smell of Earth right after rain....that's one of my favorite smells, it makes me happy! :)
17- I'm thankful for the opportunity I've had to be raised in a biracial family where I got to live two different cultures
18- I'm thankful for my Tongan heritage
19- I'm thankful for technology that allows us to keep in touch with family and friends all over the world.
20- I'm thankful for the blessing I've been given to learn the spanish language fluently by serving amongst the Chilean people
21- I'm thankful for the testimony that I have, as well as my husband's testimony.....and the ability to share it and teach our children and watch their testimonies of this gospel grow
22- I'm thankful for my husband's improving health. We've seen the worst of worst and have been extremely blessed with knowledgeable doctors who knew what he needed to help him function in life.
23- I'm thankful for the gift of the Holy Ghost, the whisperings of the spirit and the "guilty conscience" I have that help me to choose the right
24- I'm thankful for green grass. I LOVE thick healthy green grass....it makes me happy! :)
25- I'm thankful for flight benefits and the ability me and my family have to travel the world
26- I'm thankful for random acts of kindness, thoughtfullness from others and sentimental moments in life
27- I'm thankful for the government who's always been there to help us out when we were in times of need. (Medicaid)
28- I'm thankful for the funny and crazy things my kids say that put a smile on my face and make me laugh
29- I'm thankful for coupons and that knowledge, and patience to be a coupon shopper and get the majority of my name-brand items for cheap or FREE.
30- I'm thankful for the knowledge that we are an eternal family and that I get to be with my husband and kids FOREVER and EVER!!!
Wow, I didn't know if I'd be able to think of 30 things I'm thankful for....but now that I'm in the zone, I could sit here and name so many more. I have been truely blessed and I'm grateful to my Heavenly Father for everything he's blessed me with. I'm constantly aware and reminded of all the things I'm thankful for throughout the year, but during the Thanksgiving season it's a wonderful time to write them down, remind yourself, thank Heavenly Father and share them!!