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A thought from the scriptures

And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more. — Doctrine and Covenants 78:19

"I wish at this time to pay tribute and express gratitude to my Heavenly Father for the blessings I've received all the years of my life — for having been born of goodly parents and raised in a goodly home," said Elder David B. Haight of the Quorum of the Twelve during the October 2002 general conference.

"And as we have moved around the country in all of the activities we have been involved in, I'm grateful to have been associated with good people. . . .

"It's so easy in life for us to receive blessings, many of them almost uncounted, and have things happen in our lives that can help change our lives, improve our lives, and bring the Spirit into our lives. But we sometimes take them for granted.

"How grateful we should be for the blessings that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings into our hearts and souls.

"I would remind all of you that if we're ever going to show gratitude properly to our Heavenly Father, we should do it with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength—because it was He who gave us life and breath.

"He gave us the opportunity to live as we are, to have the gospel in our lives, to have the example of good people like President Hinckley leading the Church throughout the world today and the opportunity for the young people to look to him with pride and gratitude for a leader who looks and acts the part and demonstrates what the Spirit of Christ can bring into our heart and soul.

"As that gratitude is magnified and developed and expanded, it can bless our hearts and our minds and our souls to where we'd like to continue to carry on and do those things that we are asked to do."