As with most people, this month I’ve been trying to make a very concentrated effort to think about all the things that I’m grateful for. More importantly, thank my loving Heavenly Father for all the blessings I have. As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to realize that the things that I’m most grateful for aren’t things. My family, my health (as well as my family’s health), and most importantly, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the knowledge of Eternal Families.

I’m so grateful and thankful for my loving Heavenly Father. As I was at church today, we sang one of my favorite hymns, Prayer of Thanksgiving.There are a few lines in there that really stick out to me every time I sing in. In the first verse it mentions that “He chastens and hastens his will to make known.” So yes, I should be grateful for my trials. I’m ever in His refining fire. It also says that “He forgets not his own.” Our Heavenly Father loves us. We are His children. Just as I could never forget my children, especially in their time of need, He will not forget us.

How grateful am I for this time of Thanksgiving. I hope we all can take some extra time to reflect on all the things we are grateful for and to sincerely thank our Heavenly Father who gives us all those blessings.

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