During Thanksgiving day and during the week I've been thinking about the people who have been there for me and for the blessings in my life which make me happy.
I'm so grateful for my family and all that they do. I'm so glad I'm close to them and that my parents have raised me in the gospel and with a firm foundation on the Savior. They have taught me so many great qualities and one of them especially is to be positive and uplifting and to serve others. No matter what time or season we are in our lives, we always can find ways to serve others and to better ourselves, to become more like our Savior.
I'm so grateful for the gospel, for prayer, for the commandments, for the many opportunities I've been given, for the temple, the scriptures, my testimony, for the Lord who is always there for me to guide and direct me no matter what. For a job, to be in school, for family, friends, health, to see to run, serving, and everything from the beauty all around us outside to the electricity, warmth, food we have around us.
My roommate just came in tonight from being in Ukraine for the last week serving in many shelters they have down there. We have so much. We need to be thanking our Heavenly Father every day for what we've been given and always remember Him as we carry on with our day-to-day tasks.
Ahh there is so much beauty around us and these things are just the basics that I've hit on. I have so much to be grateful for this season. My mom would always tell us that you can be bitter or better and focusing on the positives can take you far.
A new Mormon Message from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints on Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 29, 2009
So BYU played Utah this last weekend. So much fun! I couldn't believe it, we were up 20-6 and they somehow tied us by the end of the game. As interns for athletic marketing, we are allowed to be on the field for the last 5 minutes of the game and it was so intense! It ended up being longer while going into overtime and I thought I was going to die because of the cold.
We were allowed to sneak to the end of the field to see the Utes score a field goal... but then BYU score a touchdown!!! Oh it was so awesome I didn't know the rules for overtime, but basically Utah gets a chance, and we get a chance. It can go back and forth for as long as needed till someone wins by having more points.