Lot 48: Things I'm Thankful For

April 23, 2012

Things I'm Thankful For

Who says I can only make a list of things I'm grateful for in November!  We should all be grateful for things every day of the year!  This is in order of how grateful I am for these things, most important things first. 

My religion.  There is absolutely nothing more important to me than the Gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I would be nothing without it.  My knowledge of my Heavenly Father and His plan for me has saved me more times than I can count.  I love this Gospel and I cannot imagine my life without it.  I have a very strong testimony of obeying the Lord and obeying the personal revelation He gives you.  I will always, always, always do what my Father in Heaven asks of me, every second of every day, for all eternity.  You can learn more about my religion here.


My family.  They support me in everything I do, lift me when I'm down, and encourage me constantly.  I am so blessed to have such an amazing family and am so grateful we are all so close and have turned out well.  I am also especially thankful for my brothers in law who are amazing husbands to my sisters, fathers to my neicephews, successful in their careers, and worthy priesthood holders in our Church.

I am also particularly grateful for my nephews.  They are my light.  If any of you are an Aunt or Uncle, you know what I mean when I say I cannot believe how much I love them.  I literally did not think it was possible to love somebody this much.  The one on the left is Eli, the one on the right is Lincoln.  And my sisters Rachelle and Andrea are about to have their babies, so then I will have another nephew and a niece!  I am so so excited!  I can't wait and am so grateful our family is growing.

My friends.  These are two of my best friends.  This is (left to right) Elise and Patrisha.  They have been my best friends since high school.  We call ourselves "The Three Musketeers" (cheesy, no?) and we recently got really cute friendship rings!  Finally!  They are my rock.  Seriously, I always joke with them we are married because I can never ever be without them.  We have to be best friends forever, because, very simply, I need them in my life.  

This is another bestie of mine named Alyssa.  We met our sophomore year of college.  We are so incredibly different but for some reason, we work.  Love this girl.

This is another bestie of mine, Stacey.  We were roommates our Junior year of college and have been stuck together ever since.  She makes me laugh so so so hard.  She informed me the other day that our song is "We Found Love" (I'm not sure why).  I love my friends!

The year 2011.  I lived in London and Los Angeles in the same year.  It was ltierally the best year of my life.  Not gonna lie, I still miss both those cities so much it hurts.  They were both such amazing experiences and I wouldn't trade them for anything.  I still have to pinch myself to make myself believe they actually happened. Especially L.A. because that just seems to good to be true.  I seriously lived my dream of working in the heart of entertainment and doing what I love.  People respected my opinion, if I didn't like a script, it was thrown out.  Very well respected and amazing producers read the script I wrote and the whole experience made my dream of being a television writer a possibility.  

London was so fun.  I lived in one of the most amazing and exciting cities in the world, and every day was a new adventure!  The world was my oyster!

I also got to go to Rome last May!  I had wanted to go there for as long as I can remember, and that city definitely lived up to my expectations.  No, exceeded it.  Dang, I have been around!  London, L.A., Rome! I'm so blessed!

My education.  I am graduating in August, and I am so grateful that I have received a college education.  Not everyone gets that chance, and I am so grateful that I was able to.  Not only that, but I am so grateful that I went to the University of Utah.  That was absolutely, positively and truly, the perfect place for me.  I LOVED it!  But let's be honest I am so done with school.  I want out of there, four years is long enough!

Obviously I could keep going, but those are the things I am mostly grateful for at the moment.  What are some things you are grateful for?  Especially in your life right now?  I have a wonderful life, and you do too!  Even if it doesn't seem like it right now, you are so blessed, you just have to look hard enough!


  1. Fantastic post Lauren! Dad and I are so proud that you're our daughter. Judging by this post, you sure have your priorities straight, which is actually pretty difficult, esp. at your age. We're also honored to be on your list of things you're gtateful for. We are so grateful for YOU & the woman you're becoming. Mom

  2. Awesome list Lu! I love so much that you put this list on your blog. You are such a happy person and I think that it is because you truly remember to count your blessings every day. This minute I'll ditto your list plus add air-conditioning, good music, cell phones, and warm weather. =)


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