The Divine Gift of Gratitude!

This inspiring talk was given November of 2010 by our beloved prophet Thomas S. Monson! It is a beautiful reminder of the importance of being grateful. I am so very grateful for the light of our dear prophet! In this talk he said, "My brothers and sisters, do we remember to give thanks for the blessings we receive? Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God’s love." I have felt an increase of joy and light in my life as I acknowledge my loving Heavenly Father and beloved Savior's hand of mercy in my life. I testify that gratitude does open the door to peace, light, happiness and love! I hope all of us will take time every day to ponder the sweet blessings of our lives. :)

The Cup

Out of the cup of all I've been given, may I quench my thirst I pray,
May my eyes behold the beauty of the drink I have this day.
May I go to it often and find refreshment for my soul,
May the cup of my sweet blessings help me reach my eternal goal.
May my eyes not look at others as they drink a measure sure,
For in their cup is measured what they needed to endure.
Within the cup of every soul you have placed with loving care,
A portion of refreshment beautiful and fair.
Out of the cup of all my blessings may my soul find joy in thee.
For the nourishment and kindness my God has sent to me.

Written by Michelene Glasson

Beautiful Heartbreak

I love this song and music video so much! It demonstrates beautifully that we can see the blessings of our loving Heavenly Father amid the trials and heartaches of our mortal journey. We shouldn't wait to have everything easy or ideal to be grateful. I testify that as we acknowledge the good in our lives we will find greater joy!:)