You may or may not know that I just graduated from BYU-Hawaii. My amazing parents and favorite youngest sister came to visit me and bought me yummy food. I get to hang out with fantastic third graders every day, and teach them vital skills and knowledge that will help them grow and progress. I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I get to partake of the full blessings of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I live approximately 25 seconds away from a temple of God. I have four incredible grandparents living and breathing and imparting wisdom. I have a device that fits in my pocket and gives me access to basically all the knowledge available to man at this time. It also gives me the ability to maintain contact with my friends and family in UT and CA and MI and NY and everywhere else. I served in the California Los Angeles Mission under the direction of the Lord and President Weidman. Life is good, man.
I’ve set a goal to not just be thankful, but to live in thanksgiving daily. My #ponderize verse last week was D&C 46:7, which says that if we do “all things with prayer and thanksgiving”, we will “not be seduced by evil spirits or doctrines of devils or the commandments of men.” I don’t know about you, but I want a slice of that pie. I’m still figuring out how to live in thanksgiving, but my current quest is to find out and do it.