This got me thinking about my favorite kind of gratitude list: Things That Make Me Feel Rich. The fact is that when we have an attitude of gratitude as Pres. Monson teaches, we can feel rich no matter what our financial and material situation may be. It's all about recognizing the richness of the blessings we receive.
So here are some things that make me feel rich:
My library card
A pantry full of food
Fresh fruit and veggies
Free online learning resources
My beautiful girls
My comfy bed
Having a heated apartment
Watching my daughters dance to music
The ability to choose what I will do with my day
This is my short list. I could go on and on but many of my other items might require some explanation. The point is to feel grateful for those things in your life which make you feel richly blessed.
One additional thought I had about gratitude as I was contemplating Thanksgiving coming up was how important it is for us to take the difficult things in our life and find those things associated with them that we can be thankful for -- the silver lining -- the blessing in the trial.
I need to be better about thanking God for the "fleas" in my life. I think this is a healthy exercise for everyone.