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/