Monday, November 24, 2014

Let's all be more grateful

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.  When we recognize our many blessings and show gratitude for them, we will develop a positive optimistic attitude.  It truly makes us happier.  Here are some suggestions to become more grateful and show it:

  • Pray for help in seeing your blessings more clearly.  Express thanks in your daily prayers for these blessings.
  • Thank your parents, grandparents, and others for the sacrifices they have made for you.
  • Write a letter to a teacher or a leader who has influenced your life.
  • Make a special phone call to thank someone or uplift their day.
  • Spend some time helping your family or extended family.  Express thanks for them for their help and example in your life.
  • Demonstrate gratitude for your talents by developing one if them through lessons, practice, and performances.  (This could be applied easily in scrap booking, or journal keeping.)
  • Serve someone in a Christ-like way to show your thankfulness for the Savior's gifts and His example.
  • Say Thank you, often.
  • Show gratitude for your physical body by starting a new exercise program, learning a new sport, or eating a healthier diet. 
  • Tell a friend thanks, just for being your friend.
Quote:  Trade your expectations to appreciation and the world changes instantly

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