“Special Witness,” Friend, Nov. 2007, 31
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.
We have so much for which to give thanks. First and foremost, we are thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ.
We give thanks for the revealed truths that provide a standard against which to measure all things.
We give thanks for commandments. They are directions away from pitfalls, and they are invitations to blessings.
We should even give thanks for our afflictions because they turn our hearts to God and give us opportunities to prepare for what God would have us become.
Let us give thanks for what we are and for the circumstances God has given us for our personal journey through mortality.