Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. We received that message on a card from a friend of ours yesterday, which was really weird because a talk in church on Sunday was about the same thing. He said if we are blessed with certain things then it is our responsibility to take care of it and use it to bless others. He is our next door neighbor and they have a huge yard and since he is blessed with a huge yard he is responsible for taking care of it and using it to bless others. I love looking at their yard and all their flowers and vegetables, it makes me want to take care of the yard that I have been blessed with. I am truly grateful for where my family lives. We have great neighbors and friends and schools and church. I am grateful for great health, exercise, happiness, hard work and the ability to enjoy life as Heavenly Father would have it. I enjoy my children and husband tremendously and marvel at them every time I see them and wonder what I did to deserve this. They are truly wonderful. I hope that with all that I am blessed with that I will use them in a manner pleasing those around me.