As I was preparing I read Doctrine and Covenants 78:19 "and he who receives all things with thanksgiving shall be made glorious: and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more." This verse really struck me. I have been spending a lot of time feeling sorry for myself lately. I guess somewhere in the back of my mind I thought that once Josh graduated, he would get a new job and we would move somewhere bigger and better. When that didn't happen I became depressed. I looked around at everyone else wondering why they could have jobs, houses, cars, and so many other things. I kept asking why, why are we stuck in this little house that is falling apart around us, why are we driving a car that's window doesn't work, why does everyone else seem so much happier than me?
After reading and pondering on this verse, I realized that I have been so blessed and I need to be thankful for this blessings. So today I knelt down and thanked my Heavenly Father for my husband who loves me so much and works so hard to give me everything I want. I thanked him for sending Benjamin to us. He has such a beautiful spirit and never fails to brighten my day. I can't imagine my life with out Josh and Benjamin. I said thank you for this home that we live in. As I said the word out loud, I realized that I really do love this house. It is not falling apart around us, it is changing and molding to fit us.
I have discovered something interesting about this verse; it is not about receiving more blessings. I think it is saying that in understanding your blessings, you come to feel more blessed ("even an hundredfold, yea, more").