Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gratitude Is The Key To Happiness~


I have always tried to have a grateful heart. I  believe that gratitude is one of the keys to happiness. I feel deeply thankful for many blessings. I have been really blessed with a wonderful husband and a plentiful posterity; they all bring me great joy. I am so happy that I can be serving with my husband on a full time mission for our church; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have already had some very sweet visits with a few of our brothers and sisters in the gospel and those that are not of our faith. 
I am grateful for this beautiful earth that our loving Heavenly Father prepared for us. Our Savior Jesus Christ through His atonement has paved the way for us to return back into Their presence someday. I love my Savior very much and am so grateful for Him. 
I do have many choice friends and family that I love and am thankful for the place they have in my heart. 
I am deeply grateful for all of those that are my blogging and face book friends. You have inspired me, lightened my load, lifted me on hard days and brightened my life with your stories and photos. Thank you! Thank you! You are a blessing in my life. 

"The Lord has promised, "He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious".( D&C 78:19). Gratitude is an uplifting, exalting attitude. You can probably say from experience that you are happier when you have gratitude in your heart. You cannot be bitter, resentful, or mean-spirited when you are grateful. 
Be thankful for the wonderful blessings that are yours. Be graterful for the tremendous opportunities you have. Be thankful for our parents. Let them know of your gratitude. Thank your friends and your teachers. Express appreciation to everyone who does you a favor or assists you in any way. 
Thank your Heavenly Father for His goodness to you. You can express your gratitude to God by acknowledging His hand in all things, thanking Him for all that He gives you, keeping His commandments, and serving others. Thank Him for His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Express thanks for the Savior's great example, for His teachings, for His outreaching hand to lift and help, for His infinite Atonement. 
Thank the Lord for His restored Church. Thank Him for all that it offers you. Thank Him for friends and family. Let a spirit of thanksgiving guide and bless your days and nights. Work at being graterful. You will find that it yields wonderful results." (True To The Faith - A Gospel Reference) Yes, gratitude is a key to happiness. 


6 comments:

Marsha said...

Ahhhhhhhh.........Giving THANKS in all things!

Debbie said...

you have a kind and grateful heart leann, have a wonderful holiday!!!!

Christy Monson said...

I am thankful for you, your great testimony, your service to your God, and for you just being the pest person you can be.

Denise said...

hope you enjoyed your birthday, and thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for you, love you.

Denise said...

love your beautiful header

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

Oh, what a beautiful post! I love reflecting on all of my wonderful blessings, and count you as one of them, sweet friend. So glad your mission is going well, I can only imagine what a blessing you are to so many!

You are both always in my prayers . . .

Hugs and Love,
Barb

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