Sunday, March 6, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

"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."  --Thomas S. Monson (

Celiac disease is a difficult challenge.  However, I can't help thinking that an attitude of gratitude is the answer when we feel the longing for a gluten-filled food we should not eat.  It doesn't take long to look around and see that there are many trials much more challenging than ours.  We can do it!  I am grateful for the supportive friends and family I have who offer an encouraging word when I get discouraged.  I know the strength and power of the Atonement of our Savior is there for us to help us through anything

Thomas S. Monson sums it up perfectly by saying, "...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."

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