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Giving Thanks!
By byourownhero
11/23/2010 12:15:22 PM
Step 2 - Action Step — Believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost
With this wonderful holiday at our doorsteps, lets all commit or recommit to keeping our journal of thankfulness. Our Grateful Journal! Everyday list at least 5 things you are thankful for. This is a wonderful recovery tool.

My Favorite Hymn: Count Your Blessings:

When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings; name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings; ev'ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by. Blog

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold.
Count your many blessings; money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.

So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged; God is over all.
Count your many blessings; angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.

Count your blessings;
Name them one by one.
Count your blessings;
See what God hath done.
Count your blessings;
Name them one by one.
Count your many blessings;
See what God hath done.

Love and Prayers to you all and my you fill your bellies with turkey and pie.


Comments:

Thanks, I needed this!    
"I read this hymn and started to cry. My first thought is that I don't have any blessings right now, but then I realized that I do. I have this blog and all of you, and if that were all then I would be a very blessed person indeed. Another big one for me is that last week I found out that my youngest has normal hearing in his right ear. Since birth (and he'll be 1 on Sunday) they have not been able to get results from his right ear, but finally when they did the test last Friday they got good results. That I have too very sweet boys is also a huge blessing (even if being a single parent to them is sometimes a huge stress.

Anyways, it's hard for me to see them right now, but there are blessings in my life. Thanks for getting me to look at those."
posted at 12:35:22 on November 23, 2010 by dstanley
I am Thankful    
"Today I am thankful for Family for our great ability to communicate! All the wonderful technology that allows us to keep in touch.
I am thankful for good transportation.
I am thankful for my health,and prosperity.
I am thankful for a good chiropractor.
I am thankful for the ability to give service.
Above all I am thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ and his redeeming sacrifice for me and all who will accept it."
posted at 16:15:58 on November 24, 2010 by byourownhero
Im thankful    
"...for cigarets because they make me apreciate good ol O2 ;) Just learnin to acknowledge His hand in ALL things :)"
posted at 20:00:45 on November 24, 2010 by they speak
Code    
"You Bratt. :)"
posted at 00:13:56 on November 25, 2010 by byourownhero
Thanks be to the Lord    
"I am grateful to my Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ!!!

Our lives has been blessed in ways I could never imagine. I prayed for a miracle for my hubby and son and I am seeing it. I have never seen such a thing before and never thought of the possibility, but my prayers were answered.

I am grateful for this blog and each of you who come here to share your heart. I am grateful you allow me the opportunity to share my heart with you. I learn so much from you.

I am grateful for the 12 steps.....

A car to drive, food, warmth, and love

The Gospel and the blessing to share it with othes

My Family, My Friends... Old and New!

For you Hero...... and I agree...

Code is a brat!!!! but I wish him and all of my friends here on this blog a beautiful and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Angel"
posted at 09:23:23 on November 25, 2010 by angelmom
Thankful Too! My 5 for today.    
"I am also thankful to you Angel and your BARM.
I am thankful for all on this site that seek healing and recovery, who share the good, bad, and ugly.
I will be thankful for exercise when I get it done to help minimise the damage done yesterday by the consumption of many delightful culinary indulgences.
I am thankful for my Grandchildren!
I am thankful for the Priesthood.
My Stake President told me to do this in recovery and it would change my life! It has! So let's be thankful."
posted at 12:52:24 on November 26, 2010 by byourownhero
Thanksful    
"I'm thankful for the people on this site and the others supporting me in my effort to heal and recover.
I'm thankful that my oldest son loves Christian music and we're going to go to a TobyMac concert together in January.
I'm thankful for my two sweet boys. I hate my situation as a single parent at times, but I love my boys.
I'm thankful for the gospel and the change it has made in my life.
And a less serious one, I'm thankful for football and that the Nebraska game is on TV in my area today. :)"
posted at 13:04:03 on November 26, 2010 by dstanley


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