Be grateful. Count your blessings and gifts and privileges and see just how long that list is. I imagine that each of you will have difficulties ahead of you. None of us can avoid them. But do not despair. Do not give up. Look for the sunlight in the clouds. And be grateful for what you have.
Try to be grateful even when you encounter challenges and problems along the way of life, because you will. Like everyone else, you will have difficulties to overcome. But they will not last forever. And God will not forsake you.
Let a spirit of thanksgiving guide and bless your days and nights. Work at it. you will find that it will yield wonderful results.
~President Gordon B. Hinckley
Way to Be! p. 21
Way to Be! was President Hinckley’s second book published by a national publisher (Simon & Schuster). It is aimed primarily at teens and young adults and their parents. A~ ripped through it in an hour or so a while back, but I have yet to read it, so I started this morning. It is a quick read, a good read, and the part about gratitude was really just the gentle reminder I need right now.
President Hinckley’s other “ways to be”:
And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt says hello.