Gratitude

The grateful man sees so much in the world to bee thankful for, and with him, the good outweighs the evil. Love overpowers jealousy, and light drives darkness out of his life. Pride destroys our gratitude and sets up selfishness in its place. 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!  -  Joseph F. Smith

Two little children were put early to bed on a winter's night, for the fire had gone out, and the cold was pouring in at the many cracks of their frail shanty. the mother strove to eke out the scantiness of the bed covering by placing clean boards over the children. A pair of bright eyes shone out from under a board and just before it was hushed in slumber a sweet voice said, "Mother, how nice it is. How I pity the poor people who don't have any boards to cover their children with this cold night".  - Author Unknown

The Optimist--Poem on the value of optimistic people.

A Letter of Gratitude - A wonderful story by Martin Buxbaum

Think to thank!

"For health and food, for love and friends
For everything the goodness sends,
Father in heaven we thank thee.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson