Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Gratitude

  • "Recognize that all good things come from God. He is the source of every blessing you receive. Fill your heart with gratitude for His merciful kindness. Treasure and follow the counsel of His servants. Your gratitude will inoculate you against pride and make a way for your escape from the pride cycle."

    —Elder Wilford W. Andersen, "The Pride Cycle"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "Mercies and blessings come in different forms—sometimes as hard things. Yet the Lord said, “Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things.” All things means just that: good things, difficult things—not just some things. He has commanded us to be grateful because He knows being grateful will make us happy. This is another evidence of His love."

    —Bonie D. Parkin, "Gratitude: A Path to Happiness"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "My brothers and sisters, to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven. As I close this morning, it is my prayer that in addition to all else for which we are grateful, we may ever reflect our 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 do our spirits go when we die? That gospel brings to those who live in darkness the light of divine truth."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "The Divine Gift of Gratitude"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, but we are not. Each day, ours is the challenge to access the power of the Atonement so that we can truly change, become more Christlike, and qualify for the gift of exaltation and live eternally with God, Jesus Christ, and our families. For these powers, privileges, and gospel gifts, thanks be to God!"

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Thanks Be to God"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "We often take for granted the very people who most deserve our gratitude. Let us not wait until it is too late for us to express that gratitude. Speaking of loved ones he had lost, one man declared his regret this way: “I remember those happy days, and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due them in life, and so ill returned.”"

    —Thomas S. Monson, "The Divine Gift of Gratitude"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "It is impossible for me to find the words to adequately express the sacred feelings burning within my soul. The simple word thanks seems almost trite. To each of you whose tender hearts and helping hands have eased the burdens of so many, please accept my heartfelt gratitude."

    —H. David Burton, "Tender Hearts and Helping Hands"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "When we are grateful to God in our circumstances, we can experience gentle peace in the midst of tribulation. In grief, we can still lift up our hearts in praise. In pain, we can glory in Christ’s Atonement. In the cold of bitter sorrow, we can experience the closeness and warmth of heaven’s embrace."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Grateful in Any Circumstances"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "Sincere desires offered in a spirit of gratitude for abundant blessings and gratitude for the lessons of life instill in our hearts steadfast faith in Christ. . . . Prayer is a gift from God. We need never feel lost or alone."

    —Carol F. McConkie, "The Soul's Sincere Desire", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Prayer, Gratitude

  • "To express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "The Divine Gift of Gratitude"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "We can choose to be grateful, no matter what."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Grateful in Any Circumstances"
    Topics: Gratitude