Grateful Heart

Wise Council

Wise Council

In a store the other day, I overheard a mother strongly reprimanding her children for not being grateful for what she was doing for them. This reminder instigated a needed assessment of how I might do better. Gratitude is a divine principle. “Ye must give thanks unto God…for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with (D&C 46:32).” Being able to recognize and express gratitude has a remarkable healing effect, bringing warmth to both the giver and the receiver. A grateful heart is a peaceful heart. Gratitude makes us able to cope with all adversities in life. It is also important to acknowledge and express gratitude to God for our own gifts and talents, and find ways to use them to bless others. “Gratitude on a daily basis means we express appreciation for what we have now without qualification for what we had in the past or desire in the future” (Robert D. Hales). I want to express gratitude daily to God for every gift given me and my family, and adopt a constant attitude of gratitude.

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