Some Old Time Religion

A young man referred to this song during his talk today in church. It’s one of my favorite old gospel tunes.

The young man’s talk was about gratitude, and throughout his remarks he expressed sincere thanks and appreciation for many blessings in his life. He demonstrated a positive attitude, and he inspired me to be more grateful more often.

The Eva Cassidy recording of this song is one of my favorites because she brings out a lot of the inherent emotion in the song. Like she truly can’t help singing about the Lord in her life. That’s an admirable condition to have, involuntary proclamations of gratitude.

Thankfulness seems such a conscious state of mind or being, but I imagine many of us develop an awareness of behaviors that become second nature. Can someone be grateful and not know it?

I haven’t blogged in a month. It’s time to catch up on a few things.

  • Vacation
  • Hikes
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Paula Deen
  • DOMA, possibly
  • Games
  • Weather
  • Art of conversation
  • Movie/Song/Book reviews

This week I have to prepare a Relief Society lesson to give next Sunday. Just thinking about it gives me butterflies. I have been thinking about the lesson the whole month, so it’s a matter of organizing my thoughts and hopefully teaching a few things my fellow sisters need to hear.

I need to write about

-Mom and Tom’s visit and the Americafied! party and my clarinet and the Year of the Champions party and the cookie party  and the children’s presentation during church yesterday and a song review and my frustration with boys, surprise, surprise and going swimming and maybe not drinking enough water and perhaps complaining about the massive headache that I have because I ate high-sodium Chinese food and am further dehydrated, but I like how my body is tired after exercise and can feel I might get a solid night’s sleep and am hopeful the headache will be gone when I wake up in the morning, but I can’t write about these things now, because I have a seminary lesson to wrap up preparing. I hope it turns out okay.