Today I’ve felt really happy. I spent a few days in California (more details to come) and flew back early this morning. I arrived in SLC, picked up my car, and drove home. I got there about 20 minutes before church started. I threw on my dress, made sure I had the stuff for my primary lesson. Sacrament meeting was awesome. It was one of those “burning in the bosom” meetings. I felt light and happy. I was overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude for all the varied blessings in my life. I bore my testimony and felt even better. Primary went well (as well as it can with a room full of 8 year olds) This evening I spent a few hours with my family in honor of my father’s birthday. I was surrounded by people I love, and it doesn’t get much better than that (except having your husband around, but he’ll fly in tomorrow)

I’ve been reflecting on the blessings of my life, and I don’t think I express my gratitude often enough. Despite the recent trials our family has been facing, there is definitely an abundance of blessings, I’m unemployed, but still have a roof over my head. I have a husband and daughter that adore me. I have many friends within driving distance, and the rest are just a phone call away. I’ve been working through some big decisions and trials, and as I resolve them I feel peace. I know hard times are surely ahead. But on days like today, I am really happy with life.

(Must be the post-Halloween sugar high. Heaven knows there is an abundant supply in this house)

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