Sunday, October 3, 2010


Rachael Renee Anderson

I loved President Thomas S. Monson's talk this afternoon. For me, it was a message of joy, peace, and hope. I want to take bits and pieces of it, type them up, and hang them around my house. I want the daily reminder that gratitude is the way to go, the way to be, the way to think.

Too often, I get caught up in the ups and downs of life. And in the world of writing, even as a published author, there are still ups and still downs. It's part of life isn't it? Something all of us deal with and really can't get away from. I have to say, though, that I despise being down. Down is zero fun. But how different would I feel, I wonder, if I simply concentrated on being grateful all the time. Grateful for my life, my home, my family, my health, my writing.

Somehow, I think there wouldn't be nearly as many downs.


Sharon Cohen said...

Wasn't that a wonderful message? I'm glad you decided to write about it today. For me, the toughest part in the turmoil of life is maintaining that attitude from day to day. I, too, was greatly impacted by the prophets words about gratitude. Having once been a powerful proponent of gratitude in all things, as I listened to the prophet's words, I realized that I've been neglectful. I could use a daily reminder. Thanks for getting that ball rolling.

Michael Knudsen said...

Too often we wait for circumstances to change to pull us out of a mental muck, when usually a small effort on our part with a lot of divine assistance will pull us right out!

Valerie Ipson said...

I loved his message and was grateful he chose that topic. Being grateful is something I can do!