Book of Blessings

A couple of months ago, inspired by amazing RubyGirl writer Ruth’s book of miracles, I decided to start writing down the tender mercies Heavenly Father blesses me with. I got out a little notebook and wrote on the first page, “Good things that happened today:”. Then, I wrote down things that brightened my day and things I did to brighten someone else’s day. And guess what… it was a great day! 🙂

I’ve continued to write down good things that happen each day. Whether it’s getting to spend time with a friend, doing well on a math exam, or eating a yummy dinner with my family, writing down little blessings has helped me recognize that there really is good in every day.  God wants me to have a great day, and He wants you to have a great day too!

President Eyring gave a talk that included this lovely poem:

“Some murmur when the sky is clear

And wholly bright to view,

If one small speck of dark appear

In their great heaven of blue:

And some with thankful love are filled,

If but one streak of light,

One ray of God’s good mercy, gild

The darkness of their night.”

Even if you’re having a hard day, there is always something to be thankful for. I believe that Heavenly Father can help you recognize the blessings in your life every day.

In the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley: “Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine.”

I want to cultivate a spirit of optimism! Striving to recognize the good each day helps me to do so. I invite you to write down blessings you notice today, and to thank Heavenly Father for them. Today is a great day!

? Sofia

P.S. See Emilie’s wonderful article on why today is a good day.

How do you recognize tender mercies in your life?

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Hi! I'm Sofia, and I'm 18 years old. Some of my favorite things are photography, playing flute and piano, watching movies, reading, and going to Disneyland. I love to spend time with my friends and family! My best friend is my twin sister, Anabella. Our first children's book, Ladybug's Garden, was released last year! See our adventures on Instagram @anabellaandsofia.

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  • Michelle Lehnardt
    April 24, 2017 at 8:59 am

    This is such a happy post!

  • María Messina
    April 25, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Sometimes we tend to focus on the “bad” things that happen. No wonder this gets us in a bad mood, and things go downhill pretty fast. It’s such a great idea to write down the good things that happen! I try to always look at the many blessings in my life, but never thought of writing them down. That is really a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing!