Not because there is wonderful stuff; but because, for now, there is nothing horrible in my life. I know so many sad stories, enormous tragedy all around. I'm sure it will be our turn again, but for now - we are greatly blessed.
Now, I just read that sentence again. Greatly blessed, eh? Okay, so they are not tangible blessings- money, houses, cars, clothes, jewels. But we have each other, a great family and the gospel with it's beauty and duty*. Because the Lord has trusted us with so much, we know that we can trust him.
It is a wonderful life!
*I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty.
I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.
~ Ellen Sturgis Hooper