Things That Actually Matter

I went for a long run this morning and, as it always seems to happen, my thoughts turned to the weightier matters of life. I thought about my beautiful wife and the dedication and love with which she leads me and our family. I thought about my adorable children who dole out the unconditional love especially when I feel low. I thought about the privilege of working with great people who believe in me. I thought about dear friends who provide continual laughter and support. I thought of a loving Father in Heaven and the sinless sacrifice of His only begotten in my behalf. I could whine about the state of the economy or Obama or whatever else is in vogue for those hungry for a reason to feel discontent. But when I really give it some thought, those things seem like trivial fleeting inconveniences as I ponder those marvelous blessings that really matters most.