Sunday, November 02, 2008

breathe in for luck

1. I am grateful for moments when I feel like the calling I have been given is the right calling for me.
2. I am grateful for ponytail holders—they make it easy for me to not do my hair.
3. I am grateful for Christmas music (and yes, I am already listening to it in the car. But not in the house. Somebody would never allow that.)

“Our society is afflicted by a spirit of thoughtless arrogance unbecoming those who have been so magnificently blessed. How grateful we should be for the bounties we enjoy. Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief.
“Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others. Without appreciation, there is arrogance and evil. Where there is gratitude, there is humility, as opposed to pride. How magnificently we are blessed! How thankful we ought to be!”
-Gordon B. Hinckley, “‘With All Thy Getting Get Understanding’,” Ensign, Aug 1988

1 comment:

Lesley said...

Amen. Oh, and happy birthday!