“Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things.”

Doctrine and Covenants 59:7 [D&C 59:7]

“The United States Post Office dead-letter department receives annually thousands and thousands of children’s pre-Christmas letters addressed to Santa Claus asking for things. After it was all over one year, a single, solitary letter thanking Santa Claus was received. Could this be one of the problems of this troubled world; that people think only of getting—not giving? Of receiving—and not even expressing their gratitude for that which they do receive?”

—Elder Thomas S. Monson

“Gratitude is deeper than thanks. Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”

—President David O. McKay

“Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.”

—Doctrine and Covenants 89:11 [D&C 89:11]