Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quentin L. Cook on gratitude for blessings

Elder Quentin L. Cook (b. September 8, 1940) was called as a Seventy in 1996, then as a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in 2007.
"Regardless of our trials, with the abundance we have today, we would be ungrateful if we did not appreciate our blessings. Despite the obvious nature of the hardships the pioneers were experiencing, President Brigham Young talked about the significance of gratitude. He stated, 'I do not know of any, excepting the unpardonable sin, that is greater than the sin of ingratitude.' (Teachings: Brigham Young, 177)
"Our foremost gratitude should be for the Savior and His Atonement."
- Quentin L. Cook, "Hope Ya Know, We Had a Hard Time," Ensign, Nov. 2008, p. 102
Click here to read the full talk

Elder Cook's talk focused on some of the hard trials we all encounter. In spite of disappointments and challenges, he reminds us to acknowledge the source of all that's good in our lives. This warning from Brigham Young is very pointed:

Elder Cook helps us remember an eternal principle. There is always something to be grateful for! There is always so much to be grateful for!

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