Bishopric – Gratitude

Another month come and gone.  2017 is quickly drawing to a close.  October was a great month!  General Conference provides such a spiritual boost.  I love that all of the uplifting talks are available for us to re-read and re-watch. We ended October on a high note with our Ward Social and Cub Scout Cake auction.  There was a great turnout with delicious soups and chilis, amazing cakes and baked goods, in the beautifully decorated Cultural Hall.  A big thanks to all who participated.  It’s always so nice to mingle with this wonderful ward.

The topic for November, appropriately enough, is Gratitude.  One thing I missed this last Conference was listening to President Thomas S. Monson.  Looking back at some of his previous talks there are several about gratitude.  I’d like to share a few quotes from one entitled “The Divine Gift of Gratitude”

“My brothers and sisters, do we remember to give thanks for the blessings we receive? Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God’s love.”

“This is a wonderful time to be on earth. While there is much that is wrong in the world today, there are many things that are right and good. There are marriages that make it, parents who love their children and sacrifice for them, friends who care about us and help us, teachers who teach. Our lives are blessed in countless ways.”

-Thomas S. Monson

I’m excited to learn more about this important virtue in the coming month.  As we approach Thanksgiving I hope we’ll take a minute to be truly grateful for the blessings we have.  Then with grateful hearts, we can look around us for those who we might serve.

Brother Walker 2nd Counselor

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