October 2008

“Gratitude,” Liahona, Oct. 2008, 27


Have a spirit of gratitude in all you do and say. Thank God for your blessings, and express appreciation to others who help you.

“This is a wonderful time to be living here on earth. Our opportunities are limitless. While there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right, such as teachers who teach, ministers who minister, marriages that make it, parents who sacrifice, and friends who help.

“We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. …

“… Let us reflect gratitude for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His glorious gospel provides answers to life’s greatest questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where does my spirit go when I die?”

President Thomas S. Monson, “An Attitude of Gratitude,” Liahona, May 2000, 4, 8; Ensign, May 1992, 54, 60.

Christ in the Land Bountiful, by Simon Dewey