Thursday, June 2, 2011

Being Grateful

Day 2

Last summer, I was on a roll with posting a Thankful Thursday post each week. I'm not sure what happened, but they suddenly stopped in mid-July. I even had a post in draft that I never finished.

It was simply a link to a friend's post with a quotation from President Hinckley about gratitude. I still think it's a great quotation!

"Be grateful. How thankful we ought to be. How comfortably we live. How very easy is life compared to what it once was. . . . We have it so easy, so pleasant, so delightful. We ride in cars that are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. . . . [We have] the miracles of medicine, the miracles of science, the miracles of communication, transportation, education---what a wonderful time in which to live. Of all of these wondrous, challenging things with which we live, I hope you regard it a blessing to be alive in this great age of the world. . . . I hope you walk with gratitude in your hearts, really. Grateful people are respectful people. Grateful people are courteous people. Grateful people are kindly people."
Be grateful (The Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 250).
I am grateful for so many things in my life - especially to be living in a time with so many creature comforts!

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  1. I love the quote today. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. GREAT quote! And a great reminder to take the time to be grateful...

  3. Love the quote too. I'm always in need of remembering to be grateful.

  4. We are really lucky to have so many wonderful people in our circle. Thanks for a great reminder.

  5. My 10 y/o daughter just experienced an over-night trip on the Oregon Trail. They had the kids live as close the pioneer experience as possible. She understands how lucky we ALL are now! :->

  6. I'm glad you all appreciated the quotation so much!

    @Ann, What a wonderful experience for your daughter! May she continue to remember it for a long time and be appreciative of all that we have now.