Of course, I’m thankful for my family & friends…they add so much to my life! I’m thankful for having the ability to be productive, to have shelter and clothing and food and transportation and employment…those things I’ve never taken for granted.
On this day of thanksgiving, however, so many things have happened for which I should’ve thanked someone and I probably did but a lot of that greatness goes unrecognized.
I’m thankful for hyperbowling. Bowling with bumpers is such an advantage! And to have the fam along or the Elders…even better!
I’m thankful for volunteer opportunities. What can I say…I like to give back!
I am so thankful for a good meme!
I’ll admit it…I’m thankful for my long hair. It wasn’t even this long when I was a kid. There’s a ton of it, and I learned how to do cool things with it. The picture below is like a 3-tier bun!!
Finally, I am most thankful for our Heavenly Father. Without Him, none of the above would have been possible. He has provided me with trials and challenges that have only made me stronger. He has provided me with education that has only made me wiser. He has provided me with children who have made me more compassionate and patient. He has provided the restored gospel through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; I will be eternally grateful for finally finding this path Home. And, He sent someone to me, someone with whom I had a strong connection – almost as if we had known one another at a different time and place – someone I have faith I will see again at another time and place – and until that time He provided a perfect parting for me and the most perfect embrace – one that I am sure surpasses different worlds.
From the Book of Mormon, Alma 32:21 “[…] faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.”
I know these things to be true, and I leave these words with you in the name of Our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.