Monday, February 4, 2013

Becoming the Grateful (Wo)Man

President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “When you walk with gratitude, you do not walk with arrogance and conceit and egotism, you walk with a spirit of thanksgiving that is becoming to you and will bless your lives." (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley (1997), 250.)

President Henry B Eyring spoke in 2001 at a BYU-Idaho devotional. My most favorite moment from his talk is this promise that he made: "I bless you that every day, if you will ask in prayer to be shown where the hand of God intervened in your life that day, I bless you that you will see that. It will be made manifest to you. You will see that He is leading and guiding and lifting you, and that He knows you."

 I want to be the kind of person that President Eyring speaks of. One who can see the hand of God in my life every day.   What things do you do that help you see the hand of God in your own lives? Does gratitude play a part?

“The grateful man sees so much in the world to be thankful for, and with him the good outweighs the evil. Love overpowers jealousy, and light drives darkness out of his life."  (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. (1939), 263.) 

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