I Am Thankful

22 February 2008
God has been gracious to me and has blessed me in so many ways. I have so much to be grateful for so I want to write a list of things that I am thankful for. I know that this is a traditional Thanksgiving post (that I have never done), but I think that it is time that I do one. Happy Thanksgiving in the month of love! :)
  1. I am thankful for a knowledge of God
  2. I am thankful for His love
  3. I am thankful for His Son, Jesus Christ and both of their sacrifices
  4. I am thankful for the opportunity to live life and grow
  5. I am thankful for the Church
  6. I am thankful for loving parents and my wacky brother (there is never a dull moment in my house)
  7. I am thankful for a loving bishop who cares about me, my life, and my struggles
  8. I am thankful for the Priesthood and being able to use its power
  9. I am thankful for the friends that I have and how good they are to me
  10. I am thankful for SSA and the unique opportunities for learning it provides me, opportunities that most people do not experience
  11. I am thankful for the opportunity to have Crohn's Disease even though it can be painful at times
  12. I am thankful for the opportunity to attend BYU and to learn
  13. I am thankful for the doctors that change my life and influence me
  14. I am thankful for the scriptures
  15. I am thankful for cars
  16. I am thankful for modern medicine
  17. I am thankful for my three jobs
  18. I am thankful for the talents God has given me and the skills He has helped me develop
  19. I am thankful for my grandparents
  20. I am thankful for the MoHo Community
  21. I am thankful for the love I have felt from others
  22. I am thankful for my counselor
  23. I am thankful for understanding people
  24. I am thankful for the good times in my life
  25. I am thankful for the bad times in my life
  26. I am thankful for fun dates
  27. I am thankful for music
  28. I am thankful for the love of my life, the pool
  29. I am thankful for change
  30. I am thankful for challenging situations
I am thankful for so many things. There are so many things to make me happy because I have been blessed in a lot of ways. Why focus on the negative aspects of life when there are positive aspects? These are the things that make me happy and that is all that matters.

Happy Thanksgiving during the month of love! :)

PS I changed my "about me" section in my profile. Let me know what you think.


Kengo Biddles said...

I personally wouldn't list SSA as if it were a disease like Crohn's. But then, I don't know if there's a "nice" way to list it. Mostly, Miki and I say that I'm slightly gay.

Potentate said...

Agreed with Ken, and I would take out "and Sean is who I am." from the beginning and "really" from the second sentence to the end.

Other than that, though, I like it a lot. National champion in many different things?? How vague. How intriguing.

I'm glad you have a good bishop. Those guys make a world of difference.

Thanks for being Sean, Sean.

Craig - Bnfl said...

I am very impressed with your strengh in the face of so much adversity. You are amazing and I am extremely glad to have found your blog. It has, and I have not doubt will continue, to make my life better!


salad said...

you forgot to put "I'm thankful for salad and our trists" :)

A CROW'S VIEW said...

I am thankful that we are friends. I want to add that to my list. You are really something wonderful. Thank you for inspiring me. I think that you are able to list ALL your struggles as things you are faithful for is brilliant. You know wealth and success can also be a struggle if we build pride in it. I think you are definatly on the right path. Keep things the way YOU wrote them. This is your personal statement, not open to editorializing.