Thursday, November 22, 2007

Did you know . . .?

I awoke Thanksgiving morning feeling a little sorry for myself because I was staying in Michigan instead of spending the holiday with my family in Kansas. However, several friends here invited me to spend the day in their homes. As I enjoyed my day, I found myself reflecting on the blessings of a ward family and thinking about the other people and places I love:

Did you know . . . that the little things you say and do have changed (and continue to change) what I think, who I am, and the shape and direction of my life?

There are so many times that your words pop into my head, that I hear phrases you say coming out of my mouth, that I see the world through your eyes, that I feel your influence in my heart, and that I am grateful that some of the person you are has become a part of the person I am!

Then I am amazed when I think about how long ago those words were said, those thoughts were shared, and that influence was planted. It reminds me to be careful . . . and it makes me smile!

5 comments:

Jessie said...

These are such nice thoughts. I've been thinking something similar. Trying to learn how to live my life NOW instead of waiting for when I live next door to my mom (which very sadly is not likely to happen).

jenn said...

Cherice, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Someone (i can't remember who) told me you moved to Utah for school. guess they were wrong. it was good to see a pic of the harringtons, too! how i miss michigan! enjoy it while you can!

Cherice said...

Awww. I think back to the days when I did live in the same city as my parents and wish I had spent more time with them when I had the chance.

Cherice said...

I had a very nice Thanksgiving. I have accepted a job in Utah and will be moving there in June. I'm trying to take that attitude (of enjoying it while I can) . . . although I have to admit I'm looking forward to the sunshine of Utah!

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