A Thanksgiving Attitude

Maybe I should’ve called this post “An Attitude of Gratitude.” —> But I guess President Thomas S. Monson already took that in his April 1992 Talk.  (See Here)


“Like the leprosy of yesteryear are the plagues of today. They linger; they debilitate; they destroy. They are to be found everywhere. Their pervasiveness knows no boundaries. We know them as selfishness, greed, indulgence, cruelty, and crime, to identify but a few. Surfeited with their poison, we tend to criticize, to complain, to blame, and, slowly but surely, to abandon the positives and adopt the negatives of life.”


I’m recalling this today because my principal told us today to “Live in Gratitude.”  So, let’s see how I do:


1. I am thankful for my husband’s new job.  Not only does he HAVE a job, but it’s doing what he loves.
2. I am grateful that duty went stress free this morning.
3. I am grateful that my Book Pal order went through perfectly. Now I have a wonderful stack of The Phantom Tollbooth Books to run a unit on with Teacher Next Door.
4. I am grateful that my allergies are mild.
5. I am grateful that Art is 40 minutes today.
6. I am grateful that when I walked into my classroom this morning the kids were well ordered and behaved, thanks again to Teacher Next Door. ❤ ❤ ❤ (I had duty so couldn't be there right as the bell rung.)
7. I am grateful that the kids were so excited that I wasn't sick! (A few even came to give me hugs!)

I guess I do have a lot to be grateful for, and I've just run out of time. I'll what I can do about clinging to this greatfulness and maybe today will be pretty good despite indoor recess. *shudder*


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kevin J. Parham
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 09:47:22

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on what you have to be thankful for. In these challenging times, it’s easy to get bogged down by the demands of everyday life. We all have something to be thankful for; sometimes it’s just a matter of taking a step back and noticing.

    Happy Holidays!



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