Elder Josh Garff

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Few Thoughts on Gratitude

Again, I don't have a lot of time and I am on the phone... So I can't send pictures either or the group email. For the blog, maybe just put a little spiritual message on Gratitude and counting all the blessings you have.

This was a week where Josh really has had to do this.  He informed us that he was dealing with "Pink Eye", so counting one's blessings is a better focus.

In true Josh style, here are a few quotes on gratitude that might convey his intended entry this week:

"Be grateful.  Count your blessings and gifts and privileges and see just how long that list is.  I imagine that each of you will have difficulties ahead of you.  None of us can avoid them.  Bur do not despair.  Do not give up.  Look for the sunlight in the clouds.  And be grateful for what you have."
                                       Gordon B. Hinckley , Way To Be, p.21

"None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.  Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy."
                                       Fred De Witt Von Amburgh

"Gratitude can transfer common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
                                       William Arthur Ward

"Mortal forever mistaking who and that counts.  Even so, we should be more quick to express genuine appreciation to others.  The arithmetic of appreciation is far less practiced and known than the multiplication tables."
                                       Neal A. Maxwell, Believe, p.55

"The habit of saying thank you is the mark of a cultivated mind."
                                       Gordon B. Hinckley, Way To Be, p.18

"The happiest people I know are not those who find their golden ticket;  they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments.  They are the ones who, thread by daily thread, weave a tapestry of gratitude and wonder throughout their lives.  These are they who are truly happy."
                                       Dieter F. Uchtdorf, forget me not, p.30

Count your blessings, and remember to acknowledge from whom they came, and possibly be grateful that you do not have pink eye.

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