Today’s Thanks A Lot post comes from my friend Adam. I have always admired Adam’s mind and the perspectives he has on the world, as well as his desire to re-think, re-work, and re-invent the world and its ways to be better, always starting with himself. I feel grateful for the impact his thoughts have had on my own life, and I think these powerful thoughts might just impact yours!
“What am I grateful for?
This is an awesome question that I honestly have a lot of answers for. However, in between dazing out in thought while cleaning my apartment, I came to a conclusion: When it comes down to it, I’m grateful for the Atonement. Now, I know what you’re all thinking. Oh boy, here we go, Croft decided to wax spiritual, but I promise I’ll try my best not to force you to roll your eyes. Hear me out. The reasons I like the Atonement are a little different than most.
Of course I am grateful that it heals pain and that it makes wrongs right, but it’s really so much more. The Atonement gives me the ability work on being a better person. It is the never ending emergency pack that allows me to explore through life with not only no risk, but unlimited resources to create what ever I desire. Because I can I repent, my fate is not cast in stone, and even if there is a “game over,” I can click the restart button and try again until the level is beat. The universe is the ultimate gift because it is endless – a magic genie that instead of just granting me wishes, gives me the tools to either obtain my goal or raise my sight to greater feats. Because of the Atonement the entire universe is open to me. I can have anything and achieve anything. An unlimited Gift that was paid for with an unlimited price.
If your belief system differs from mine, no worries. 🙂 I guess another way to phrase this is: I am grateful for the opportunity to work on my own personal character, and through this process gain a greater love and understanding for my fellow human beings. The concept of progress made in small steps, the opportunity to tap into the innate, vast potential that is found in all men. The potential that allows us to do the impossible, and accomplish the unimaginable.”