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Listing–the Magic Button

Why do I always forget that gratitude, the special eyesight to see His wonder everywhere, is the answer to all woe?  When I refuse to “see” it is only because I have been blinded by he who wants my miserableness.  When my day (or just a few moments) go all wrong I search and seek for some magical answer, some perfect button to push and make everything happy again.  Then I moan when this magic button does not appear and I think I will never find the answers.

But somewhere in the back of my mind a little voice whispers, be thankful, give praise, see gratitude.  When I push it out, I remain in the unhappiness, but when I grasp onto those words and enact them by listing the gifts from God, I am restored to the happiness.

Why do I forget?  Why do I refuse to listen?  Is it because of the smallness of the task, the simpleness of the way?

Oh can I engrave these words into my heart forever?

I just need more practice.  And this year is the perfect time to do so…
     I will keep trying to remember…even when I forget or fail.
          Someday I will live eucharisteo perfectly.
#389. Open notebook just waiting for more grace.
#391. Pouring over Women’s Conference details.
#402. Blueberry muffins in wicker basket.
#404. New day beckoning tomorrow-a perfect day to give away all my will.
#405. Little goodnights breathed through the dark.
#408. Beaded buds on tree limbs
#411. Raindrop smattered shopping trip.
#412 New shoes for little boys.
#414. Home to enjoy the rain from indoors
#415. Tortilla chips with a hint of pepper jack
#417. Forgiveness sweet from Little Bear.
#421. Slow dancing with my sweetheart.
#422. Soft music with breakfast.
#424. Inspiration from heaven teaching me to praise my boys–lavish them with it
#429. The opportunity to make a difference through blogging.
#430. Fresh fish delivered from a dear friend.
#432. Little Bug whispers.
#438. Lovely nap all snuggled under covers.
#446. My sweetheart’s presence this morning.

  • Emma
    November 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    There was a time when I really struggled with finding happiness and someone really wise suggested that I make a list of gratitude every time I was feeling really sad about life. I have found this to be the best way to invite joy into my life and it has also helped me realize that I'm not alone. My Savior is beside me through all my journey leaving little gifts and blessings to remind me of his love.

  • Debbie
    November 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Your list was lovely and blessed me, encouraging me too, to keep living looking for Him in everything. God bless you and your sweet family. 🙂