“Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving…”

Yesterday was beautiful, so I rolled down the windows to hear the horrible sound of a “POP.”

Remember how we had to get our car fixed? The front right door needed to be replaced because someone hit us in the Jamba Juice parking lot on campus (and since then, I’m terrified to drive through there).

Long story short and explanation aside,  the people fixing our car missed that the window track or whatever it’s called is slightly broken and to fix it, it will cost $120. And we would have to pay for it, not that other driver (live and learn). So needless to say, I was slightly annoyed. Nope. Scratch that. I was very annoyed.

Do you ever feel like you just can’t catch a break? It’s almost the holidays and Santa is bringing us hospital bills this year… so yeah, $120 is a LOT. Driving the car back home, I started to cry. And then I thought,

Pull yourself together, it’s just a car window!

And the window isn’t even broken. In fact, the piece that is broken isn’t even a huge deal, it just makes an annoying sound half of the time. Not even all the time.

So, I stopped crying (why can’t I do that more often?) but I was still in a bad mood.

The little story continues. When I got home, I baked some fudge for our Relief Society activity last night and while stirring, I had another thought,

I should think of all my blessings… that will make me feel better.

I started to list them off in my head. T.J. The baby. Our home. Family. The gospel. This fudge. Chocolate. The Office and all of my favorite TV shows that make me laugh. Water. Flowers. Cold medicine. Our down comforter.

It went on and on.

And within five minutes, I wasn’t grumpy anymore. My day had completely changed just because I decided to think of all my blessings. And boy, I have a LOT to be thankful for.

Anyways, silly little story. But I just wanted to write it down so I’d remember that, even in times that may seem hard, we always have so much to be thankful for. And when we are aware of those blessings, it can change our entire attitude and outlook on life.

What are you thankful for?

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