Sunday, November 30, 2008

"Count Your Many Blessings Name them One By One"

The opening song in sacrament meeting today was Count your many blessings, so I'm gonna... (but just today's blessing 'cuz this is gonna get long)
  1. Sis. Levi smiling when she sings this song. It made me giggle because I don't see her smiling when she conducts very often. Maybe I'm just not usually looking.
  2. A little CTR 6 girl that always waves wildly as she passes by us and sits a few seats in front of us.
  3. My husband being a worthy priesthood holder and his friend inviting him to the circle to bless their new baby.
  4. The sacrament and my opportunity to renew my covenants with my Heavenly Father each and every week.
  5. Youth speakers who give short talks and look up briefly, probably because their mom told them to or they learned it at school.
  6. A talk on obedience. "I will go, I will do, the things the Lord commands." I'm back in that place, after a short sabbatical.
  7. Colored pencils. They don't mark on beautiful dresses like markers do.
  8. Sweet babies reaching over the pew to pull on my shoe.
  9. Funny toddlers laying on the floor and eating a gummy that I believe had been there at least a week. (I didn't tell his momma)
  10. Standing to sing a patriotic song. I giggled again. What's wrong with me?!
  11. Bishop Randall and his awesomeness. (If that is not a word, it should be and it would list him as an example.) Ask and ye shall receive: I asked him for a copy of his talk and he emailed it to me. I'll get to that tomorrow morning.
  12. Email and working computers. (we only have one that works, but I like it)
  13. Talks that bring it all together and make a lot of sense, at least to me. I must have a youth mind, because Duclos is in charge of the young men now and this is the first time that what he's said has really hit home with me.
  14. 16 cable channels.
  15. Movies.
  16. My husband realizing that the grin on my face has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that "da Bears" just got a first down because although I was looking at the TV, I wasn't actually watching it.
  17. Fresh pinto beans that actually get soft once they are cooked.
  18. A daughter that can follow a recipe for cornbread and has almost mastered the cleaning up part as well. Yum.
  19. Sad 4 year olds that actually let them hold you when they are upset.
  20. Christmas trees with twinkle lights.
  21. Dishwashers and the "dish fairy" that comes and empties the dishwasher.
  22. Harry Connick Jr. He is just plain talented. How can I possibly know it's his song just by the introductory instrumentals? Nice voice, and not too bad to look at either.
  23. Cheerful people that dot their i's with little hearts.
  24. The temple. (so sad that it will be closed for 2 weeks, what will I do?!)
  25. Temple lights. Who wants to go?!
  26. Blackberry pie... even though I haven't had a slice. I'd like it heated with real vanilla ice cream, on the side.
  27. Choir practice, directors, songs I can sing, sectional practice, and fun. I got the giggles again! It must be something about the music.
  28. Tithing.
  29. Bishopric.
  30. Cell phones.
  31. Good friends.
  32. Resurrection.
  33. Christ's birth.
  34. Forgiveness.
  35. Repentance.
  36. Prayer.
  37. Faith.
  38. New York.
  39. Tempe.
  40. Family, my mom especially.
  41. Old people.
  42. Young people.
  43. "In between people."
  44. Sleeping babies that sleep on me even though I'm not their mom.
  45. Relief Society.
  46. Primary.
  47. Fun service projects and making plans to get together with friends to sew, sew, sew.
  48. A husband that realizes that you are at your wits end, sends you off to choir practice an hour early, lets you come home an hour late, AND makes you a pizza-dilla for dinner.
  49. Snoopy.
  50. Sleeping children.

I'm gonna stop here though because this is just getting out of hand. Count your own blessings, it will put a smile on your face, and might give you the giggles!

2 comments:

Tori said...

I love that Sis. Levi is still directing the music. Tell her "HI" from me.

Rachel said...

Wow, I adored reading this list. You are such a talented writer/goodly person. Thanks for reminding me of all the simple things.