An attitude of  gratitude. I loved these comments from Sister Avanlee Jessop in her weekly missionary letter to friends and family.  Just a reminder of the joy and love that comes through being grateful.  Happy Thanksgiving! “Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and […]


Kindness, a Christlike trait that when developed within your character, brings joy to every soul.

True Love Blooms

“True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves.  That is Christ’s great atoning example for us, and it ought to be more evident in the kindness we show, the respect we give, and the selflessness and courtesy we employ in our personal relationships”.  This is a quote from […]

Simplicity, Harmony, and Opportunity

I love this quote from Albert Einstein which I originally posted on my old blog (  I love the invitation from this quote to do a check on our attitude.  Our world around us is created by the thoughts in our minds, and the things that we focus on.  If we consistently focus on negative, […]

“Retreat” to Hatch, UT – Bryce Canyon National Park

I have wanted to write about my recent “retreat” to Hatch, Utah.  Hatch is a tiny little town nestled away in the mountains, near Bryce Canyon National Park.  I was given an invitation from a dear friend from high school to meet there, and stay for a few days in her husband’s grandparents home, which […]


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