As I think about about this time of year and the season of thankfulness, I recall a simple song that was sung by the young children in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The lyrics to the Primary Children’s song are listed below and the song is called, “For Thy Bounteous Blessings,” . It is sung as a round.
(1) For thy bounteous blessings,
(2) For thy wondrous word,
(3) For thy loving kindness,
(4) We give thanks, O Lord.
Words: Lester Bucher
Music: Traditional melody; arr. by Vanja Y. Watkins, b. 1938. Arr. (c) 1965 IRI
These photos were taken this year at our neighbor’s garden and my daughter’s home showcasing this beautiful plum tree. I am so thankful for this inspiring season that makes my heart swell. I have so much to be thankful for as each of us do. At this time of year we all should reflect on our countless blessings and express our appreciation for them. I will close this blog post with a quote that talks about gratitude much better than I can express it. It was made by one of the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.”—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Of Regrets and Resolutions”