Monday, August 30, 2010

Mormon Tabernacle Organ - Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys

I am grateful the opportunities I have had in my life to hear the Tabernacle Organ. I remember family trips to Salt Lake City which usually included a visit to Temple Square. It was impressive to hear the demonstrations of the organ on tours of the Tabernacle. As an adult I got to attend a Christmas Concert in the Tabernacle. It was only a year or two ago that I learned that one of my great great grandfathers on my mother's side had provided wood for the organ pipes. Now when I hear the Tabernacle organ it takes on a more personal meaning. I am grateful for those who worked to make such a beautiful instrument and to bring such wonderful music into the world.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Taking the Dog for a Walk

I am so grateful for the walk I took the dog on tonight.  It cooled down tonight and it was very pleasant to walk.  There was a band playing in the park which is a few blocks away.  The clouds were colored by the setting sun.  I felt especially grateful tonight that I could take the dog on a walk.  Here's a picture of the clouds in the sky and a picture of the dog after our walk.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Well, my plans for posting every day went by the wayside yesterday.  A power bump knocked out the power supply to my modem.  I was online working when my internet connection disappeared.  A good friend came to my rescue.  After talking with my internet service provider, I was told I needed a new modem.  The problem with that is that it would be next Tuesday before I would get the new modem.  Because of living in a rural area it takes time to get some of the things we need.  There went my plans to post to this blog every day.  There would be at least four days without internet service.

 I have good friends who are very knowledgeable about computers.  He knows the hardware stuff and she knows the software stuff.  They have helped many people get their computers back in working condition.  I decided to try giving them a call and see if they could be of any help in getting back online sooner.  Sure enough he brought over a new power supply for me to borrow until the new modem arrives.  What a great blessing!

So today I am very grateful for a knowledgeable friend who willing to share his power supply.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Practice Increases Your Aptitude

I have been thinking about how much gratitude can affect one's life.  If I post something I am grateful for every day, I feel my aptitude for gratitude will increase.  Gratitude is directly connected to happiness.  I certainly would like to feel more happiness.  I invite anyone who would like to add what they are grateful for to do so in the comments.
Today I am grateful for a computer and the internet that I can even do a blog like this.  Computers are so amazing in what they can do and the internet opens up a whole new world of information.

At you can read more information about gratitude, view videos about gratitude and find ways to express your gratitude.