President Thomas S. Monson so beautifully reminds us that "A grateful heart, then, comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings."
Which is actually one of the reason why I love Thanksgiving so much. It gives us all a gentle push to express vocally all that we are thankful for--both the seemingly small, daily things, as well as those larger, important things that define who we are.
We first want to express gratitude for our Walnut Springs Press family-- Liz Adair, Jeff Baker, Miriam Barton, Susan Bell, Anna Jones Buttimore, Susan Dayley, Joyce DiPastena, Doug Dobberfuhl, Crystal Godfrey, Donna Hatch, Marie Higgins, Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen, Stephanie Humphreys, Jenni James, Dave Johnston, Laurie Lewis, Betsy Love, Wanda Luce, Jason Morgan, Tristi Pinkston, Gale Sears, Theresa Sneed, Joan Sowards, Jenny Stanger, Arie Van de Graaff, Carole Thayne Warburton, Randy and Helen Hall, Amy Peterson, Shauna Mooney Kawasaki, Debbie Weikel, and Brooke Parker.
We've loved your enthusiasm, your creativity, and your willingness to work with us. Your humor and funny antidotes brighten our day. We consider you dear friends and rejoice when things go well and pray for you when things don't.
We're grateful for those who will soon be part of the Walnut Springs Press family--Angie Lofthouse, Kelly Nelson, Shirley Bahlmann, and Brooke McLay.
We're grateful for our wonderful reviewers. Thank you for your willingness to stay up late reading so you can meet deadlines. And thank you for the wonderful praises you write--your honest words mean so much to all of our authors
We're grateful for our facebook fans, twitter and blog followers. We've loved connecting with you and being able to share in the joys of life. You are the reason we do what we do.
We're grateful for the small things: sunshine, heat, dear friends, a kind word, things that make us smile, kisses from children, a prayer answered, protection, and food to fill our bellied.
Most of all we are thankful for our knowledge of our Saviour, our membership in His church, and blessings of the temple.
May we all remember to not only be thankful daily, but to express that gratitude.