Father of all Virtues

I heard a wonderful speech while visiting Chicago last week on gratitude. The speaker profoundly explained how gratitude is the father of all virtues and told us how we show our gratitude:

We show our gratitude for our bodies by obeying the word of wisdom.
We show our gratitude for our money by paying tithing.
We show our gratitude for the gospel by sharing it.

I want to extend that;
I show my gratitude for my education by studying.
I show my gratitude for my talents by using them.
I show my gratitude for my marriage by being faithful.
I show my gratitude for Christ by treating others like He would.
I show my gratitude for my apartment by keeping it clean (oops).
I show my gratitude for my body by exercising and being healthy.
I show my gratitude for my friends by being a good friend.

I wonder, are you really grateful for something if you never show it?
Or is true gratitude also expressing it?

What are you grateful for and how do you show it?
PS. I’m bringing rolls to thanksgiving dinner this afternoon and feel so grown up! 

4 Comments

  1. You're so cute. Can't wait to hear all about your fun adventures. Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  2. Oh! This is absolutely my favorite Thanksgiving post (really, my favorite post of this week). Reading this really hit me…I really haven't been living with gratitude lately. But here's to changing that!

  3. genius.

    and you are a real adult,
    i helped cut yams and make brownies, not as cool.
    miss you!

    K

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