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Being Thankful Quotes from General Authorities

Quotes from General Authorities

We must make certain that we do not offend God by our failure to confess His hand in all things.

Harold B. Lee

Gratitude is expressed in prayer and thanksgiving; but more so in living lives of honor and integrity, of kindness and compassion, in awareness of others and their needs, and an honest expression of gratitude for all those who bless and affect our lives for good. Thanksgiving is best expressed in thanks-living—in lives of goodness and obedience and love and service.

A. Theodore Tuttle

He who has a thankful heart and cultivates the spirit of appreciation will find much to be grateful for each hour of every day.

Hugh B. Brown

Thanksgiving day gives each and everyone of us an invitation and a wonderful opportunity to pause and count our many blessings and to give thanks to God and praise Him from whom all blessings flow.

N. Eldon Tanner

Let us see to it that from henceforth no day shall pass in which we do not fervently, in family and in private prayers, express our gratitude to our Heavenly Father and seek His guidance and protecting care.

Marion G. Romney

It would be very difficult to be grateful without being good, or to be good without being grateful. As we feel and express our appreciation TO God and FOR God, we tend to become more like him.

Sterling W. Sill

Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things. (D&C 59:7.)

And ye must give thanks unto God in the Spirit for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with. (D&C 46:32.)

Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice ever more, and in everything give thanks. (D&C 136:28.)

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Jesus Christ Heals Ten Lepers

Heavenly Father and Jesus have given you many blessings for which you can be thankful. Being thankful means that you appreciate your blessings and the kind things other people do for you. When you are thankful, your heart is happy!

One day as Jesus was going to Jerusalem, He saw ten men standing outside a village. They could not go into the village because they were lepers. Leprosy is a disease that causes large sores on the body that spread and hurt. When the ten lepers saw the Savior, they asked Him to heal them of this terrible disease. Jesus told them to go and show themselves to the priests. When they did as the Savior told them, they were found to be healed.

When one of the men discovered that he was cured, he went back to the Savior, fell down at his feet, and thanked Him. Ten men had been healed, but only one went back to thank the Savior. Who had the happy heart?


After reading the scripture story of the ten lepers in Luke 17:12–19, complete the word puzzle on the next page. Then color the picture.

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