My mother-in-law showed me this beautiful video on Sunday and it really made me stop and think about all we have. Sometimes we want "this" and "that". Sometimes we say "I'll be happy when I have _______" or "I'll be happy when ______ happens." This video reminded me that expressing thanks for the things we do have helps us recognize the abundance of blessings we've been given.
At the last general conference, there was a wonderful talk by David A. Bednar that I was reminded of as I watched this video. He said, "Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals. And when we plead for relief from physical, mental and spiritual difficulties, He may increase our resolve and resilience."
I want to try better to be content with what I have. I want to improve my grateful heart and expound on the way that I express my thanks to God for the blessings I've received. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good food, friends and family but most importantly, a expression of thanks for the beautiful things in life.