Gratitude

 

There is so much good in the world, we just need to look harder to find it. It’s there. It’s also important to celebrate the small victories. This quote defines how I feel:

“While there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right, such as teachers who teach, ministers who minister, marriages that make it, parents who sacrifice, and friends who help.

“We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.” – Thomas S. Monson

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There are 11 comments.

  1. Gary McVey Contributor

    100% agree. Nice post, Shauna. 

     

    • #1
    • September 14, 2019, at 12:19 AM PDT
    • 11 likes
  2. Henry Castaigne Member

    Shauna Hunt:

    There is so much good in the world, we just need to look harder to find it. It’s there. It’s also important to celebrate the small victories. This quote defines how I feel:

    While there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right, such as teachers who teach, ministers who minister, marriages that make it, parents who sacrifice, and friends who help.

    We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. –Thomas S. Monson

     

    Gratitude lets us help other people because it lets us see how to advance our fellow man.

    • #2
    • September 14, 2019, at 1:24 AM PDT
    • 9 likes
  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher

    Gratitude is the only path to maintain happiness 

    • #3
    • September 14, 2019, at 2:35 AM PDT
    • 12 likes
  4. Vectorman Thatcher

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    100% agree. Nice post, Shauna.

    Ditto.


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    • #4
    • September 14, 2019, at 3:11 AM PDT
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  5. RightAngles Member

    Words to live by.

    • #5
    • September 14, 2019, at 7:42 AM PDT
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  6. ligneus Member

    If the only prayer you say in your whole life is thankyou, that will suffice. Meister Eckhart.

    • #6
    • September 14, 2019, at 6:16 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  7. RightAngles Member

    This quote resonates with me right now, because next month I’m to speak at a Junior League luncheon whose theme is how to thrive through each stage of life, and counting your blessings is a part of it. Even if some days you wake up and the best thing you can think of is “Welp, at least I don’t have leprosy,” hey that’s something!

    • #7
    • September 14, 2019, at 6:18 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  8. Steven Seward Member

    @shaunahunt, you must not watch a lot of TV News. If you did, then you would know that murder and wars are rampant, crime is spiraling out of control, we live in the most racist country on Earth where children are suffering from hunger and nobody can find jobs, but it doesn’t matter because we are all going to die from Global Warming.

    For what could you possibly be grateful? (just a little screaming sarcasm, folks!)

    • #8
    • September 14, 2019, at 7:02 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  9. USAhafan Member
    USAhafan Post author

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    @shaunahunt, you must not watch a lot of TV News. If you did, then you would know that murder and wars are rampant, crime is spiraling out of control, we live in the most racist country on Earth where children are suffering from hunger and nobody can find jobs, but it doesn’t matter because we are all going to die from Global Warming.

    For what could you possibly be grateful? (just a little screaming sarcasm, folks!)

    I already died from tax cuts, net neutrality, etc! All of us are just riding the storm out. ;)

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    • September 15, 2019, at 12:03 AM PDT
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  10. Pony Convertible Member

    Great video on this topic

    • #10
    • September 15, 2019, at 5:16 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  11. Jookie Joon Thatcher

    I concur!!

    • #11
    • September 21, 2019, at 9:04 AM PDT
    • 1 like