Wednesday, November 12, 2008

this pedestal is high and i'm afraid of heights

1. I am thankful that my mom never made any meals with curry while I was growing up so that when Somebody first cooked for me and made chicken curry I could be sufficiently blown away by its deliciousness.
2. I am thankful for a pantry full of food—I have never once worried that I wouldn’t have food to eat.
3. I am thankful for my humidifier. In Utah I used it every night because the air was so dry. I think I must have become accustomed to the noise of the machine because now I have a hard time sleeping without it on. Here in the Most Humid State I have no need right now for the additional humidity but I turn it on with an empty water tank so I can still have the noise. I like to think that the sound drowns out my snoring, but Somebody assures me that it doesn’t. Oh well. You can’t win them all.

“A bulletin of some years ago of the Royal Bank of Canada dealt with underprivileged people of the world: ‘It is difficult for [most] North Americans to understand the plight of people in underdeveloped countries, because [most of us] have never been hungry. No one dies here of starvation. Elsewhere more than 1,500 million people go to bed hungry every night. … The fact is that not more than one in a hundred of the people in underdeveloped countries will ever, in all his life, have what a North American family would consider a good, square meal.’

“Cultivate a spirit of thanksgiving for the blessing of life and for the marvelous gifts and privileges each of us enjoy. The Lord has said that the meek shall inherit the earth. (Matt. 5:5) I cannot escape the interpretation that meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgment of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments. This is the beginning of wisdom. Walk with gratitude before him who is the giver of life and every good gift.”
Gordon B. Hinckley, "'With All Thy Getting Get Understanding'," Ensign, Aug 1988


Janssen said...

I just made a dish with chicken and curry last night. It was delightful :)

Karla said...

So, you love curry?
Are you sure that humidifier likes running dry? Maybe you should try a fan or something.

Jennifer Lee said...

Yes, I'm sure it likes running dry. The directions say it is fine and so in the winter that is what I do (I do use a fan in the summer.)