Special Witness

Dallin H. Oaks

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


Dallin H. Oaks
From “Give Thanks in All Things,” Ensign, May 2003, 95–97.

What should I be thankful for in my life?

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

  • We have so much for which to give thanks. First and foremost, we are thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ.

  • We give thanks for the revealed truths that provide a standard against which to measure all things.

  • We give thanks for commandments. They are directions away from pitfalls, and they are invitations to blessings.

  • We should even give thanks for our afflictions because they turn our hearts to God and give us opportunities to prepare for what God would have us become.

  • Let us give thanks for what we are and for the circumstances God has given us for our personal journey through mortality.

[illustrations] Illustrations by Brad Teare