A couple of months ago, inspired by amazing RubyGirl writer Ruth’s book of miracles, I decided to start writing down the tender mercies Heavenly Father blesses me with. I got out a little notebook and wrote on the first page, “Good things that happened today:”. Then, I wrote down things that brightened my day and things I did to brighten someone else’s day. And guess what… it was a great day! 🙂
I’ve continued to write down good things that happen each day. Whether it’s getting to spend time with a friend, doing well on a math exam, or eating a yummy dinner with my family, writing down little blessings has helped me recognize that there really is good in every day. God wants me to have a great day, and He wants you to have a great day too!
President Eyring gave a talk that included this lovely poem:
“Some murmur when the sky is clear
And wholly bright to view,
If one small speck of dark appear
In their great heaven of blue:
And some with thankful love are filled,
If but one streak of light,
One ray of God’s good mercy, gild
The darkness of their night.”
Even if you’re having a hard day, there is always something to be thankful for. I believe that Heavenly Father can help you recognize the blessings in your life every day.
In the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley: “Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine.”
I want to cultivate a spirit of optimism! Striving to recognize the good each day helps me to do so. I invite you to write down blessings you notice today, and to thank Heavenly Father for them. Today is a great day!
P.S. See Emilie’s wonderful article on why today is a good day.
How do you recognize tender mercies in your life?