Hug O' War

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war.
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giving Thanks Giving Its Day

Although I love Christmas it has become more and more disturbing to me how quickly stores are bringing out Christmas items, people are buying Christmas gifts, radio stations are playing Christmas music, and Christmas decor is being decked about the halls. I remember when I was a child we would never go get our Christmas tree until the Saturday after Thanks Giving. We always fully celebrated Thanks Giving as I believe we all should. It is not just a holiday for Pilgrims it is a time to reflect on ones blessings, to give "thanks" to your Maker for the bountiful "harvest" of the year. I believe when we take the time to fully give our gratitude to God for our blessings he well bless us more so let us celebrate the Day of Thanks! My friend posted this challenge of gratitude on her facebook wall and I think it is a spectacular way to start of the week. I challenge everyone else to make this list of 100 things you are grateful for as well, you may be surprise what you come up with in your list.

The Gratitude Challenge
List 100 Thing You Are Grateful For

10 Living People You Are Grateful For:
  • my parents (they count as one since they act as one)
  • Kim/Steve (ditto)
  • Jimmy/Cyndy
  • Jana/Jerry
  • Leslie
  • all my nephews and nieces
  • my doctors!
  • my best fiend -- he knows who he is
  • everyone who has been genuinely kind to me in my past and present
  • Jesus Christ 

10 People Who Have Died That You Are Grateful For:
  • my paternal grandparents
  • my maternal grandparents
  • Joseph Smith
  • Nephi
  • George Washington
  • Gordon B. Hinkely
  • Moroni
  • Peter
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Walt Disney
10 Physical Abilities You Are Grateful For:
  • sight
  • hearing
  • touch
  • taste
  • speaking
  • walking
  • performing activities of daily living
  • laughing
  • smiling
  • singing
10 Material Possession You Are Grateful For:
  • my doggies!
  • my house
  • Bruce :)
  • my clothes, i love my style
  • my computer
  • my pictures, memories are very precious
  • my high end mattress
  • my entertainment
  • my books
  • anything that makes me happy
10 Things About Nature You Are Grateful For:
  • Trees
  • Mountains
  • Bears
  • Dogs
  • Beaches
  • Fresh Air
  • Baby animals
  • Seasons
  • Majesty/Magic/Freedom
  • Creation
10 Things About Today You Are Grateful For:
  • SLEEP!
  • FOOD!
  • got my laundry done
  • didn't have to go into work
  • got to play farmville
  • played with my doggies
  • made this list
  • read letters from Chris
  • ate M & M's
10 Places On Earth You Are Grateful For:
  • Disneyland
  • Orem, Utah
  • Wasatch Front
  • San Francisco
  • Paradise, Ut
  • Nauvoo, Ill
  • Burlington, Ia
  • Norway (I'd like to go there someday)
  • Great Britain (ditto)
  • China/Japan 
10 Modern Day Inventions You Are Grateful For:
  • the toilet (don't tell me that shouldn't be number one on every one's list!)
  • toothpaste/toothbrush
  • indoor/heated plumbing
  • electricity
  • air conditioning
  • shampoo/body wash/razors
  • cell phones/computers
  • contact lenses
  • microwaves/toaster ovens
  • refrigerator/freezer
10 Foods You Are Grateful For:
  • Chocolate!
  • Mangoes
  • Peaches
  • Bread
  • Funeral Potatoes
  • Salmon if cooked right
  • Brownies
  • Rice
  • Zupa Salads
  • Avocados
10 Spiritual Things You Are Grateful For:
  • The Book Of Mormon
  • The Bible
  • President Monson (Living Prophets)
  • The Restored Gospel Of Jesus Christ
  • The Atonement/Resurrection
  • Life After Death
  • Eternal Families
  • Eternal Promises
  • Prayer
  • Knowing I'm A Child Of God

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