Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gratitude and a Thank You Note

First of all, let me say I am sooooo thankful that my internet is up and running again. Two days without reading my favorite blogs felt like forever! Also, I am thankful that it was working this weekend and that we were able to watch General Conference at home. It was such a great weekend. Conference seemed especially wonderful. There were some really powerful talks. There were so many talks that I loved but one "message" that stood out to me was having more gratitude, being thankful to our Father in Heaven for all that we are blessed with. Even in, or perhaps especially in, our trials. Finding the good and being thankful for it. We really are blessed with so much.

On another note, I was cleaning off the top of my fridge (nasty job) and I came across this thank you note that I just can't bear to throw away. It's not a note so much as a 12x12, I'm talking scrapbook-size layered, textured, stickered thank you page. (I'll try to post a picture later.) I love this card so much I've kept it for over 2 years. It is from our ex-neighbor Whitney, who we love and miss, and who was 8-ish at the time this note was written:

Dear Avery, Destinee, Ryan, and the baby
That was quite a surprise when you came over. "Thank you so much for the good looking cookies they were delicious." "So good." They taste like victory. They were like a spoonful of sugar and a cople of good wishes. Happy Thanksgiving.
From: Whitney Susan Terry and Stephanie

Isn't that the sweetest note ever? You can bet she was on the top of my list whenever we had goodies to deliver.


Melissa said...

That is SO ADORABLE!!! I also felt like there was so much centered on gratitude. I think that most often ingratitude leads to pride which leads to everything else. I definitely need to be better. I think you are a very grateful person. Even in regular conversation, you've expressed your gratitude for your family, the gospel, and the Savior.

MommyJ said...

I love that thank you card! So obviously heartfelt and original.. I would have kept it too.

Conference was wonderful. I recognized the same theme of gratitude, as well as a "back to the basics" theme... treating sacrament meeting with respect, heartfelt prayers, making a sincere effort at what we do.. I'm always sad when conference is over.

janet said...

what kind of cookies were they that tasted like victory & sugar? It still brings a smile to my face thinking about when Avery told me she missed Whitney and she never writes! love yeah.

Destinee said...

The victory cookies were Leslie's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies!

Melissa said...

I want the recipe for those cookies!!

Carmen said...

That was so sweet! I didn't know that your neighbors (Whitney's family) had moved?

I LOVE those cookies that you are talking about...they are so good! :)

julie said...

That was the sweetest thing I have ever read! What an artistic little writer.
It has been so fun catching up on your blog, it's always so cute and clever! I am finally back in the blogging world and finally have some updated posts.
Keep the pics of the kiddos coming, we sure miss them!
As for conference, WOW it every talk was so inspiring. It was much needed and I filled my tank full!