At this time of year, may we remember President Monson's words, "to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven."
Gratitude is the most important thing we can have in our hearts. It gives us life and connects us with our Father in Heaven, and Savior Jesus Christ.
Here is more of what our leaders say about gratitude:
“He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious” (D&C 78:19). Gratitude is an uplifting, exalting attitude. People are generally happier when they have gratitude in their hearts. We cannot be bitter, resentful, or mean-spirited when we are grateful.
We should be thankful for the wonderful blessings that are ours and for the tremendous opportunities we have. We can be thankful to our parents, family, friends, and teachers. We should express appreciation to everyone who has assisted us in any way.
We should thank our Heavenly Father for His goodness to us by acknowledging His hand in all things, thanking Him for all that He gives us, keeping His commandments, and serving others. We should especially thank Him for His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, for the Savior's great example, for His teachings, for His outreaching hand to lift and help, for His infinite Atonement."
At this time of year and always, may we ever remember to have gratitude in all things, and especially for our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Sources are The Divine Gift of Gratitude at https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2010/10/the-divine-gift-of-gratitude , and gratitude at https://www.lds.org/topics/gratitude
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