In everyday life we come upon things to be grateful for. The air we breathe, the families we are eternally blessed with and even the clothes on our backs. I work in a chocolate shop on a busy street in a tourist town named Park City. In the winters we see men and women swept with wealth, expensive shoes and wallets that carry all sorts of money which mean nothing to them. In the beautiful summers I see young kids on vacation with fresh sunburns asking for double scoops of our beloved sprinkle ice cream. On the regular days, I see people of different races and people who speak a language I’ve never heard. The men in the overalls covered with paint are almost the kindest people I’ve ever met. You may ask why this relates to gratitude? These worshipped men and woman draped with money and an endless budget rarely respond with a simple “thank you”, and when they do it is in the most ungrateful voice ever. On the other hand I see men with ripped and torn wallets smirk with the biggest smile and respond with a thank you. I see these men as so Godly, as they simply show gratitude.
In our church we find ourselves wishing to be someone we are not, in a higher position or even in a cuter dress. I know that if we show our gratitude in everything we do with a willing heart we will be blessed. When that girl in the chocolate shop scoops you an ice cream, think to thank her. Simply when that boy in your ward, you’ve hardly met, opens the door, thank him. “No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we see it and appreciate it” Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
Show your gratitude, always and always.
What are you doing to show gratitude?
xoxo, Katie Miller