Last night I finished Consider the Blessings: True Accounts of God’s Hand in Our Lives, by President Thomas S. Monson, and I found myself unexpectedly nostalgic. I’ve been listening to Thomas S. Monson speak for–quite literally–my whole life, and he was my favorite speaker for a long time; I remember him sharing some of those same accounts in General Conference over the years. (It’s possible that they move me more now than they did then, age and experience being what they are.) It’s a pleasure to have so many of his stories in one collection. Consider the Blessings is a gift book–the experiences generally run no more than 2-3 illustrated pages–but it’s the very best kind of gift book.
Consider reading it.