Tonight I took my oldest son to the L.A. Temple to do baptisms for the dead. It was a great experience, and so my 3 things for my Gratitude List are related to that:
1) I'm grateful for the temple, and the blessings that can be had there, especially those of eternal marriage and eternal families, and that I can be sealed to my dear wife and children (and ancestors) and be with them forever.
2) I'm grateful that my oldest son is now old enough to go to the temple to do baptisms for our ancestors, as it was a great bonding experience between us.
3) I'm grateful that my oldest son is mature enough to appreciate the great work that goes on in the temple, as this means a lot to me that he is beginning to glimpse what that sacred place means to me.
So, there you have it. Note a few things about tonight's entries ... as I write each item, I'm trying to write why these things are important to me personally. This is harder than it looks! Typically, one simply says one is grateful for things, without really saying why. I think this next month is going to be illuminating for me ...