So far, other than extreme nausea, Jackson is feeling pretty good. His morale is starting to waiver, and he isn't the only one. Being in the hospital at Christmas time is difficult, but we are doing our best to stay positive and grateful. After all, we really have been so blessed.
I read an article in the Ensign yesterday and a few of the words were very significant to me, so I am going to share them here.
The Choice to be Grateful
-Henry B. Eyring
"So to be happy and avoid misery, we must have a grateful heart. We have seen in our lives the connection between gratitude and happiness. All of us would like to feel gratitude, yet it is not easy to be consistently grateful in all things in the trials of life...Our sorrows can make it hard to see our blessings and to appreciate the blessings God has in store for us in the future.
We must ask in prayer that God, by the power of the Holy Ghost, will help us see our blessings clearly even in the midst of our trials. He can help us by the power of the spirit to recognize and be grateful for the blessings we take for granted. "