I have a lot that I feel grateful about. I am soo soo grateful for my health. The last 3 weeks, have been really tough for me and finally on Monday I started feeling better. I hate when I'm sick. I didn't feel like doing anything; cooking, cleaning, playing, talking on the phone, going anywhere, even thinking was an effort. It was no fun at all. I think it really had an effect on my kids behavior. This week they have been so much better, which has been so nice. I finally feel like myself again, and I'm grateful for that.
I'm also grateful for the generosity of people in my ward. I've been able to get a lot of canning done for my food storage, and it was all free. It is so nice that there are people willing to give; willing to share.
I'm grateful that S had a good day at school. He's been having a little bit of trouble lately, but today was good! Sometimes I wonder how I'm doing as a mother, especially when my kids act out. It makes me wonder if I'm doing something wrong or if I'm just not cut out for the job. And then, when S came home and the teacher had told me that there were no problems it gave me a little glimpse of hope that maybe, just maybe I'm doing something right. So, I'm so grateful he had a "good" day today!
I'm grateful for the teachers that my children have, and who are willing to give them an education. The teachers they have really care about my kids, and I think that makes a huge difference. They love learning and are excited to go to school, which I know is due to the fact that they have caring teachers who make learning fun. I'm also grateful for the primary teachers who teach my kids. They have learned a lot from their teachers and they remember the things they've been taught.
I'm also grateful to know that I can serve others in return for the service they've given me. Being on the receiving side of service is very humbling. I know that there are people who need help, and I hope that there might be some way for me to assist in doing that.
How can I stop? I could go on and on. But, I guess I'll save some for next week!
The depth and the willingness with which we serve is a direct reflection of our gratitude. ~Gordon T. Watts (Nov. 1998 Ensign)
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