(November 6, 2013)
There is so much truth to the idea that we must receive what we receive with thankfulness. In past months I have been unhappy, and I can trace that unhappiness back to a failure to recognize the wonderful blessings that I had and to be thankful for them. Now, with challenges ahead of me, my ideal would be to return to a life that I failed to properly appreciate when I had it. I recognize the tender mercies of the Lord in walking me towards a life that I had, and yet when I had it I didn’t recognize the mercies of the Lord at that time. I must cultivate that spirit of thankfulness with everything I have in my life, or risk losing everything that matters.