It’s Thanksgiving week! Let’s play a game called “gratitude.” What are you grateful for?
Right now I’m grateful for this amazing husband and father.
Specifically, I’m grateful for what a wonderful cook he his. Josh cooks dinner, like, every single night. I don’t think it’s necessarily that he loves cooking (though he’s great at it). I went through a period that made cooking really hard for me, and without complaining or even mentioning it, Josh picked up the slack, making sure our family was always fed.
Josh cooks so much that, around the dinner table the other night, our seven-year-old daughter must have thought she overheard something about me cooking. With her voice filled with genuine, innocent surprise, she asked, “Mom helped with dinner? What did she make?” When Josh and I started laughing, she must have realized something she said wasn’t accurate, so she tried to amend: “Thank you for dinner Dad, and Mom if she helped!” It was how sweet and genuine she was that made me and Josh laugh so hard.
Your turn! What are you grateful for?
I know this isn’t really a game, but I know it’s a great thing to do.
I’ve been thinking about this because on Friday, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared a message with the world on how we can have hope and healing through expressing gratitude. One of the things President Russell M. Nelson encouraged everyone to do was to use social media to share messages of gratitude for the next seven days.
You should join in! Since I’m not on social media very often, I wanted to share my message of gratitude here.
I hope you can recognize what you are grateful for and share it with others this Thanksgiving week!