Category Archives: Gratitude

Nightly Reminder on Gratitude: #21 out of 21

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

“In your prayers, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings you have received. Be specific in thanking Him for His goodness, for your family, for your friends, for leaders and teachers, for gospel, and for His Son, Jesus Christ.” – For the Strength of Youth


Tonight, Pray to the Lord and Thank Him for something. Do not forget.

Gratitude Closing Post

Congratulations! The Gratitude segment has finished! The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm. The topic will be Honesty and Integrity, and the segment will last for three weeks, until June 21.

Hopefully throughout these last three weeks we’ve proved to ourselves that there really is a lot of things which we can be thankful for. Hopefully we now have a greater love for and a better relationship with our Father in Heaven. Hopefully we’ve had our standard of “normal” raised, so that even as we stop being as diligent we continue to be thankful anyway. Don’t forget to have an “attitude of gratitude,” as President Monson would say!

~ George

Daily Reminder on Gratitude: #21 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.

“He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious.” – For the Strength of Youth quoting Doctrine and Covenants 78:19

I, ____________________, will strive to receive all things with thankfulness today.


“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.

“He taught us how to pray. He taught us how to live. He taught us how to die. His life is a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved.

“Ultimately, He stood alone. Some Apostles doubted; one betrayed Him. The Roman soldiers pierced His side. The angry mob took His life. There yet rings from Golgotha’s hill His compassionate words: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

“Who was this “man of sorrows, … acquainted with grief”? “Who is this King of glory,” this Lord of lords? He is our Master. He is our Savior. He is the Son of God. He is the Author of Our Salvation. He beckons, “Follow me.” He instructs, “Go, and do thou likewise.” He pleads, “Keep my commandments.”

“Let us follow Him. Let us emulate His example. Let us obey His words. By so doing, we give to Him the divine gift of gratitude.

“My sincere, heartfelt prayer is that we may in our individual lives reflect that marvelous virtue of gratitude. May it permeate our very souls, now and evermore. In the sacred name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, amen.” – The Divine Gift of Gratitude by Thomas S. Monson

Kneel down this morning and pray to the Lord in gratitude for all that He does and has done for us.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

Nightly Reminder on Gratitude: #20 out of 21

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

“In your prayers, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings you have received. Be specific in thanking Him for His goodness, for your family, for your friends, for leaders and teachers, for gospel, and for His Son, Jesus Christ.” – For the Strength of Youth


Tonight, Pray to the Lord and Thank Him for something. Do not forget.

Daily Reminder on Gratitude: #20 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.

“Gratitude will turn your heart to the Lord and help you recognize His influence and blessings in your life.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, will try to recognize God’s influence and blessings in my life.


“President Brigham Young [has] uttered [a warning]… that [the sin of ingratitude] would be one of our great sins as Latter-day Saints. I do not think this is because we’re less grateful than other people—but we have so much more to be grateful for. I remember this was driven home to me as a young man when I heard of a visit made to the home of my grandfather,… The story is told that Elder Joseph F. Smith… was visiting the old Oneida Stake of Zion, and true to [the] custom [of the time], he had arranged to honor my grandfather and to take a meal at his home. In telling the story, Grandfather said that they were seated in the living room/dining room combination of the farm home. The table was laden with good things to eat. The family was gathered around…

“Just before they were ready to start the meal, President Smith stretched his long arms over the table and turned to my grandfather and said, “Brother Benson, all this and the gospel too?” What did President Smith mean? All this and the gospel too? The food represented the good things of life—food, clothing, and all the rest—the material blessings of life. This family of children—home, family, loved ones—all that the world has and the gospel too. I think that’s what the Prophet Joseph had in mind.” – Receive All Things with Thankfulness by Ezra Taft Benson, emphasis added.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

Nightly Reminder on Gratitude: #19 out of 21

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

“In your prayers, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings you have received. Be specific in thanking Him for His goodness, for your family, for your friends, for leaders and teachers, for gospel, and for His Son, Jesus Christ.” – For the Strength of Youth


Tonight, Pray to the Lord and Thank Him for something. Do not forget.

Daily Reminder on Gratitude: #19 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.

“Even in your most difficult times, you can find much to be grateful for. Doing so will strengthen and bless you.” – For the Strength of Youth

At least until May 31, I, ____________________, will always find something to be grateful for, no matter how hard it is.


“We all have our reverses. Whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth. It is in the depths where men and women learn the lessons that help to build strong men and women—not at the pinnacle of success. In the hour of a man’s success is his greatest danger. It sometimes takes reverses to make us appreciate our blessings and to develop us into strong, courageous characters.” – Receive All Things with Thankfulness by Ezra Taft Benson, emphasis added.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

Nightly Reminder on Gratitude: #18 out of 21

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

“In your prayers, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings you have received. Be specific in thanking Him for His goodness, for your family, for your friends, for leaders and teachers, for gospel, and for His Son, Jesus Christ.” – For the Strength of Youth


Tonight, Pray to the Lord and Thank Him for something. Do not forget.

Daily Reminder on Gratitude: #18 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will have a spirit of gratitude to the Lord in all that I do and say.

“When you keep His commandments and serve others, you show that you love Him and are grateful to Him.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, will show my love to the Lord by keeping His commandments.

Pick a commandment that you often have trouble with, and try to keep it today. For example, be kind instead of rude to someone you don’t like, wear modest clothing, read the scriptures, or do family home evening if you missed it on Monday.


“The Prophet Joseph is reported to have said at one time that one of the greatest sins for which the Latter-day Saints would be guilty would be the sin of ingratitude. I presume most of us have not thought of that as a serious sin. There’s a great tendency for us in our prayers—in our pleadings with the Lord—to ask for additional blessings. Sometimes I feel we need to devote more of our prayers to expressions of gratitude and thanksgiving for blessings already received. Of course we need the daily blessings of the Lord. But if we sin in the matter of prayer, I think it is in our lack of the expressions of thanksgiving for daily blessings.” – Receive All Things with Thankfulness by Ezra Taft Benson, emphasis added.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Gratitude section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/gratitude/

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

Nightly Reminder on Gratitude: #17 out of 21

Ask yourself “What is something that am I grateful for?”

“In your prayers, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven in thanks for the blessings you have received. Be specific in thanking Him for His goodness, for your family, for your friends, for leaders and teachers, for gospel, and for His Son, Jesus Christ.” – For the Strength of Youth


Tonight, Pray to the Lord and Thank Him for something. Do not forget.