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51 Best LDS Quotes on Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Having an attitude of gratitude in our lives can be hard to do sometimes, and yet it’s so important for creating joy and a positive mindset.

Luckily, the scriptures are filled with uplifting quotes from members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) about overcoming life’s struggles with an attitude of thankfulness.

From President Thomas S. Monson’s reflections on counting blessings to Elder Richard G Scott’s ideas on expressing appreciation.

These inspiring LDS quotes will fill your heart with peace, comfort, and optimism.

Take a few moments to read through these favorite quotes on gratitude and find new motivation for bringing thankfulness into your day-to-day life!

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51 Best LDS Quotes on Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Most of these quotes on the importance of gratitude come from General Conference and manuals.

You’ll also find some beautiful messages from the Liahona, BYU Devotionals, and books published through Deseret Book.

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“My brothers and sisters, do we remember to give thanks for the blessings we receive?

Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God’s love.

– President Thomas S. Monson, The Divine Gift of Gratitude.

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“Could I suggest that we see gratitude as a disposition, a way of life that stands independent of our current situation?

In other words, I’m suggesting that instead of being thankful for things, we focus on being thankful in our circumstances—whatever they may be.”

– Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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“King Benjamin’s teaching had a miraculous effect.

Gratitude for what they had led to faith unto repentance.

That led to forgiveness.

That produced new gratitude.

And then King Benjamin taught that, if we can remember and so remain grateful, we will retain a remission of our sins through all the losses and the gains of life.”

– President Henry B. Eyring

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“Does gratitude spare us from sorrow, sadness, grief, and pain?

No, but it does soothe our feelings.

It provides us with a greater perspective on the very purpose and joy of life.”

– President Russell M. Nelson

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“Living in thanksgiving daily is a habit that will enrich our lives and the lives of those we love.”

– Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

“We must ask in prayer that God, by the power of the Holy Ghost, will help us see our blessings clearly even in the midst of our trials.

He can help us by the power of the Spirit to recognize and be grateful for blessings we take for granted.”

– President Henry B. Eyring

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“The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.”

– President James E. Faust

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Favorite Gratitude Quotes To Share With Family Members

“How much better it would be if all could be more aware of God’s providence and love and express that gratitude to him.

Ammon taught, ‘Let us give thanks to (God), for he doth work righteousness forever.’

Our degree of gratitude is a measure of our love for him.”

– President Russell M. Nelson, Thanks Be To God

“We so easily forget that we came into life with nothing.

Whatever we get soon seems our natural right, not a gift.

And we forget the giver.

Then our gaze shifts from what we have been given to what we don’t have yet.”

– President Henry B. Eyring

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“Christmas is a time for remembering the Son of God and renewing our determination to take upon us His name.

It is a time to reassess our lives and examine our thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Let this be a time of remembrance, of gratitude, and a time of forgiveness.

Let it be a time to ponder the Atonement of Jesus Christ and its meaning for each of us personally.

Let it especially be a time of renewal and recommitment to live by the word of God and to obey His commandments.

By doing this, we honor Him far more than we ever could with lights, gifts, or parties.”

– Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, How To See The Real Meaning of Christmas

“The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson, as quoted by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

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“It is a relatively simple thing to pour out gratitude to God when the cup is full, the harvest plenteous, the peace secure;

but it is much more challenging to have the faith to believe that even in adversity and persecution,

even in times of darkness and devastation, the Lord’s hand is in it for the benefit of his children.”

– Church News 1989

“God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, but we are not.

Each day, ours is the challenge to access the power of the Atonement so that we can truly change, become more Christlike, and qualify for the gift of exaltation and live eternally with God, Jesus Christ, and our families.

For these powers, privileges, and gospel gifts, thanks be to God!”

– President Russell M. Nelson

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Inspirational LDS Quotes About Thanksgiving

“Gratitude is a Spirit-filled principle.

It opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living God.

Through it, we become spiritually aware of the wonder of the smallest things, which gladden our hearts with their messages of God’s love.

This grateful awareness heightens our sensitivity to divine direction.

When we communicate gratitude, we can be filled with the Spirit and connected to those around us and the Lord.”

– Sister Bonnie D. Parkin, 14th Relief Society General President

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“How magnificently we are blessed!

How thankful we ought to be!

… Cultivate a spirit of thanksgiving for the blessing of life and for the marvelous gifts and privileges each of us enjoy.”

– President Gordon B. Hinckley

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“How much happier we are in the presence of a grateful and loving soul, and how careful we should be to cultivate, through the medium of a prayerful life, a thankful attitude toward God and man!”

– President Joseph F. Smith

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“No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish.

There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.”

– Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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“Gratitude encourages a positive attitude that enables inspiration to flow to us.

Gratitude mirrors our priorities: what we are thankful for reminds us of what means the most to us.”

– Kayleen Silver, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“Do material possessions make us happy and grateful?

Perhaps momentarily.

However, those things which provide deep and lasting happiness and gratitude are the things which money cannot buy:

our families, the gospel, good friends, our health, our abilities, the love we receive from those around us.

Unfortunately, these are some of the things we allow ourselves to take for granted.”

– The Marvelous Virtue of Gratitude

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Short LDS Quotes About Gratitude To Sharing During The Holidays

“The habit of saying thank you is the mark of a cultivated mind.”

– President Gordon B. Hinckley, Way To Be!

“I am so grateful for priesthood covenants and ordinances that endow us with power to spiritually survive this mortal existence and allow us to change and become more like our Savior.”

– Sister Ruth Renlund, The Power to Change

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“In some quiet way, the expression and feelings of gratitude have a wonderful cleansing or healing nature.

Gratitude brings warmth to the giver and the receiver alike.”

– Elder Robert D. Hales, Gratitude for the Goodness of God

“Gratitude is the very essence of worship—thanksgiving to the God of Heaven,

Who has given us all that we have that is good.”

– President Gordon B. Hinckley

“If we endure with a grateful attitude, then that which we endure will strengthen us.”

– Elder Robert D. Hales

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“Gratitude inspires happiness and carries divine influence.”

– Sister Bonnie D. Parkin

“So be kind, and be grateful that God is kind.

It is a happy way to live.”

– Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

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“To express gratitude is gracious and honorable.

To enact gratitude is generous and noble.

But to live with gratitude in our hearts is a touch of heaven.”

– President Thomas S. Monson

“…counting our blessings is far better than recounting our problems.”

– President Russell M. Nelson

“Giving thanks in prayer can allow us to see the magnitude of these blessings and all of our other blessings and so receive the gift of a more grateful heart.”

– President Henry B. Eyring

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“Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character.”

– Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Let the Church be your dear friend…

As we look with love and gratitude to God, as we serve him with an eye single to his glory, there goes from us the darkness of sin, the darkness of selfishness, the darkness of pride.

There will come an increased love for our Eternal Father and for his Beloved Son, our Savior and our Redeemer.

There will come a greater sense of service toward our fellowmen, less of thinking of self and more of reaching out to others.”

– Losing Ourselves in the Service of Others

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Classic LDS Quotes About Gratitude & Thanksgiving

“It might sound contrary to the wisdom of the world to suggest that one who is burdened with sorrow should give thanks to God.

But those who set aside the bottle of bitterness and lift instead the goblet of gratitude can find a purifying drink of healing, peace, and understanding.”

– Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Grateful in Any Circumstances

“Let a spirit of thanksgiving guide and bless your days and nights.

Work at it.

You will find it will yield wonderful results.”

– President Gordon B. Hinckley, A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth

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“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

“Your example can be your most powerful tool.

The children will learn attitudes, conduct, and language by observing you.”

Teaching, No Greater Call

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“You could have an experience with the gift of the Holy Ghost today.

You could begin a private prayer with thanks.

You could start to count your blessings, and then pause for a moment.

If you exercise faith, and with the gift of the Holy Ghost, you will find that memories of other blessings will flood into your mind.

If you begin to express gratitude for each of them, your prayer may take a little longer than usual.

Remembrance will come.

And so will gratitude.”

– President Henry B. Eyring

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“Those who live in thanksgiving daily, however, are usually among the world’s happiest people.

And they make others happy as well.”

– Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

“An increased spirit of gratitude will bring increased joy into our lives.”

– Gratitude, manual

“Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things.”

– Doctrine and Covenants 59:7

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“Discuss gratitude with your family in family home evening.

Help your children express appreciation to others.

Increase the gratitude expressed in your family prayers.”

– Developing Gratitude

“Yes, you and I should count our blessings, but we should also make them count!”

– Elder Neal A. Maxwell

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“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.”

– President Joseph F. Smith

“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.”

– President Thomas S. Monson, An Attitude of Gratitude

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“Live in thanksgiving daily,” said Amulek in the Book of Mormon, “for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you.”

– Alma 34:38

“Keeping a gratitude journal has helped my brain make an effort to look out for things I’m grateful for.”

– Camille Johnson, Keeping a Gratitude Journal

“This is a wonderful time to be living here on earth.

Our opportunities are limitless.”

– President Thomas S. Monson

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“When gratitude fills our hearts, there is no room for unhappiness.

Happiness depends in large measure on our ability to feel grateful for the abundance we already have.

A thankful heart allows us to face trials firm in the knowledge of Heavenly Father’s love for us.”

– Carolyn Wright

“I feel my Savior’s love;

Its gentleness enfolds me,

And when I kneel to pray,

My heart is filled with peace.”

– I Feel My Savior’s Love, song

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“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.”

– President Thomas S. Monson

“Gratitude turns a meal into a feast and drudgery into delight.

It softens our grief and heightens our pleasure.

It turns the simple and common into the memorable and transcendent.

It forges bonds of love and fosters loyalty and admiration.”

– Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

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“A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness.

It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.”

– President James E. Faust

The power of gratitude is a remarkable thing.

Having an attitude of thanksgiving brings peace to our hearts, and contentment to our minds.

We learned so much from the leaders of the LDS church on this important topic.

And the watchful care over us by a loving Heavenly Father.

But remember that you don’t have to be of any particular faith tradition to learn about the blessing of thankfulness.

Regardless of our religious backgrounds or nationalities, we can all benefit from making sure that we cultivate a thankful heart for the amazing blessings in our lives every day!

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