So most of these thoughts come from a talk from Thomas S. Monson, the Prophet and President of our church.
You can read the whole thing here:
He quotes a few verses from the Bible
A little background- a large group of people came to Christ to be healed and taught. They have been with him for 3 days and haven't had anything to eat.
32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
Instead of seeing what he didn't have, Christ was grateful for that which he did have. He says a prayer of gratitude and a miracle follows. How often do we wait to see the miracle before being grateful?
And then a quote from a Greek philosopher:
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
A grateful person is a happy person. I invite you all to give it a try. Instead of seeing what is lacking, have an Attitude of Gratitude.
Have a great week!
We didn't know what to do for our P-day today, but we knew we wanted to have fun. So we decided to run to an old Nazi amphitheater to watch the sunrise. We woke up to snow. We decided to go anyway. We went for a great hike/run through the snow. We didn't find the amphitheater, or the sun.. But we did find fun :) And this tower that we climbed which gave a great view of snow covered Heidelberg!