On this Thanksgiving Day, you may want to enjoy some of the following resources with your family and friends:
- Gratitude entry in Gospel Topics, which lists many additional resources
- Read 16 Quotes on Gratitude from Each of the Latter-day Prophets
- See scripture references to giving thanks in the Topical Guide.
And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more. (D&C 78:19)
And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive. (Alma 7:23)
Watch the video “Think to Thank.” Who will you thank God for today? See related blog post on LDS.org.
Watch the video “A Worldwide Compilation of Gratitude: #ThankfulFor” created by the Mormon Channel. (Learn about how the video was created.)
Watch the video about living in thanksgiving daily.
Watch the video “In the Spirit of Thanksgiving.” Random people on the streets of New York City share a variety of grateful responses to one simple question: What are you thankful for?
When you share these resources on social media, use the hashtags #thankful, #grateful, or #gratitude.
“A grateful heart … 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, “The Divine Gift of Gratitude”
Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation and thankfulness for blessings or benefits we have received. As we cultivate a grateful attitude, we are more likely to be happy and spiritually strong. We should regularly express our gratitude to God for the blessings He gives us and to others for the kind acts they do for us.
If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?