“The more often we see the things around us, the more they become invisible to us.”
In this delightful Mormon Messages video, we learn how to live in thanksgiving daily by noticing the wonders and beauties in the world around us.
Those who live in thanksgiving daily have a way of opening their eyes and seeing the wonders and beauties of this world as though seeing them for the first time…
A grateful heart, then, comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives.
President Thomas S. Monson
Read President Thomas S. Monson’s full address, “The Divine Gift of Gratitude“, given at the October 2010 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Another address on this topic, “Living in Thanksgiving Daily“, was given by the late Joseph B. Wirthlin in a devotional address at BYU.
The Book of Mormon teaches that we should “live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which [God] doth bestow upon you.”
And, in a memorable story from the life of Christ, we are presented with an enduring lesson about human nature, the sin of ingratitude, and the blessings of being thankful:
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.