Yesterday I was in charge of Sharing time for the kids in our ward and as part of it, I prepared a little game all about our blessings. We passed a ball around and using the letters of the alphabet said something we were grateful for. Air, Babies, Church, Dogs... etc. It was so fun to hear all about what the kids thought of when they thought of their blessings. It quickly became clear that I am really pretty selfish. I seem to dwell on obtaining more and more without too much thought as to what I have already been given. I am surrounded in abundance. I am blessed with a husband with both the ability and the ambition to provide, I have a heated home and food in my child's mouth. From the very basic to the particularly matrerialistic I have been blessed and I am very grateful for that.
There is something about the holiday season that softens the heart. It is truly incredible.