Connections between trials and gratitude

As I’ve experienced incredible difficulty, I’ve noticed something change in my life. 

I say thank you a lot more. 

Some of those who have been most helpful to me might be tired of hearing me say those two words. Often I don’t elaborate of why I am thankful. Those reasons are often too close to my emotional breakin points. 

Sometimes “thank you” is all I can manage. But I manage it. It’s important for me to acknowledge to them that they’ve been helpful. I’ve needed so much help–I’ve needed help in ways I never thought I would and I’ve needed assistance with things I’m not able to do myself. 

As I’ve struggled, I’ve become more humble. I’ve had to ask for help. I believe acknowledging that help is critical, and I’ve had a lot of practice at it. 

Saying “thank you” has helped me keep close to my friends and to Heavenly Father. Please don’t wait until you struggle to say “thank you” more often. It’s not worth enduring the trials I have to learn something so simple. 

About the author: Lee J

Lee J Hinkle spends his days writing video game code. It was never a job he expected to have. Check out Rogue Invader online. Any search will send you to the right spot. Unless the language is foreign. Then maybe 50% will be right. He tries to be a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and hopes his Father recognizes his efforts.