Thursday, November 28, 2019

D&C 59:15-19 -- On Thanksgiving

"And inasmuch as ye do these things with thanksgiving, with cheerful hearts and countenances, not with much laughter, for this is sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful countenance—
Verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this, the fulness of the earth is yours, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees and walketh upon the earth;
Yea, and the herb, and the good things which come of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards;
Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart;
Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul."
D&C 59:15-19

I think it is amazing that these blessings are based on our thankfulness and happiness.  Not in a weird controlling way, but more as a natural consequence... God helping us understand how it works.  If we take everything for granted, then we could never enjoy it, after all.

As we take the time to be grateful for the things around us, and to find the good, and to use things the way that God meant them to be used, then everything becomes blessed unto us, while I am sure the opposite is also true.

Today, let's see the good, and be thankful for the blessings that we have, and the great goodness of God in helping us learn how to grow, becoming more blessed and more happy. :)

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