Kathryn January 6th, 2011
For a few weeks now I have been receiving emails daily from a couple of wonderful people expressing daily gratitude. As I have thought about their gratitude and the example they are setting for all those who receive it, I have reflected on the many examples I have had in my life. Some of which I would like to share with you. Each one is for a specific person although I have chosen not to name them, but you never know, it could be you!
An Example of strength and Faith
No matter what challenges life throws at you, you never give up. You keep moving forward with faith although you know the road ahead is difficult and some times very lonely. You move forward and make the decisions that you do not want to make, but you do, because they’re right.
An Example of knowledge
You are constantly seeking to learn, and you never think that there is anything that you can’t learn! You are willing to give everything and anything ago. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but you always try… often over and over again! You may never know the profound impact this has had in my life.
An example of action and service
If ever something needs to be done you never wait for someone else to do it, or put off doing it your self. You get straight to work and get the job done! Even more than that you are so often doing that ‘something’ for someone else. An example I hope not only I but also my children can follow.
An example of quiet strength and humility
Words can not describe how I feel when I think about how our friendship has blessed my life. You never complain. There have been times when I have come to you in the hopes that I can offer you some comfort, when I know you are going through a hard time, and yet I come away sure that you have just lifted me much more than I could have done for you. You are constantly serving, and such a beautiful example to so many people… Yet I think you often don’t see just how beautiful you are inside and out!
An example of charity
What else can be said!? You are always doing something for someone else, and always so mindful of others… if only there were more people in this world as mindful and considerate as you.
An example of motherhood
This one applies to many more than one, but with one in particular in mind, you are an example of complete devotion to motherhood. Not much more can be said but that you are an amazing mother, and I strive to have as much devotion to motherhood as you do.