What is GRATITUDE? Do you know? Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness for blessings or benefits we have received. Grateful people are quick to acknowledge the kindness and help they received from our Heavenly Father and others around them. Where there is a gratitude, there is courtesy. There is a concern for the happiness and well-being of others. A grateful heart is the beginning of greatness. Gratitude builds humility as we recognize an act of kindness, service, gift, or even just care from someone else. True gratitude is a foundation for faith, happiness, love, well-being and contentment. Being grateful leads us to look outside ourselves and turn to the bestower or giver of blessings. As we regularly express our gratitude to our Heavenly Father, we cultivate an uplifting attitude. Bitterness, resentful feelings, or mean-spiritedness cannot exist in a grateful heart. Greater happiness is achieved as deeper gratitude is developed.
“And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.” (D&C 78:19.)