Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


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

  • "Those who set aside the bottle of bitterness and lift instead the goblet of gratitude can find a purifying drink of healing."

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

  • "When we are grateful to God in our circumstances, we can experience gentle peace in the midst of tribulation."

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

  • ""Gratitude on a daily basis means we express appreciation for what we have now without qualification for what we had in the past or desire in the future. A recognition of and appreciation for our gifts and talents which have been given also allows us to acknowledge the need for help and assistance from the gifts and talents possessed by others. Gratitude is a divine principle.""

    —Robert D. Hales, "Gratitude for the Goodness of God"
    Topics: Gratitude