Monday, November 7, 2016

Thanksgiving! Rejoice! Be glad!

I hear more often than not people say they can not wait for Thanksgiving to be over just to get away from their family members. How can we be thankful when we are so very sour and not doing what the Lord wants us to do while we are with our families?
Have you ever heard of Pollyanna's father's gladness game? Not the movie , but in the book, she is lovable and adorable.

Oh, yes," nodded Pollyanna, emphatically. He [her father] said he felt better right away, that first day he thought to count 'em. He said if God took the trouble to tell us eight hundred times [in the Bible] to be glad and rejoice, He must want us to do it - SOME.

800 times! To be glad and rejoice.

Oh, yes; the game was to just find something about everything to be glad about—no matter what 'twas
... there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it.

We do not wanting to focused on ruined food or the naughty family member but what is turning out right ..maybe not in our eyes but in the eyes of the Lord.
We need to see the good in our lives and rejoice about them before we can be grateful and Thankful for them.

Now you have things to be Thankful for as you begin to see more of them. Remember to rejoice and then give Thanks.
Sharing how to do this as you do service with others would be Thanks Giving!

And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.” (D&C 78:19; italics added.)
“Verily I say unto you my friends”—that always moves me, to think of the Lord calling you and me his friends—“Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks.” (D&C 98:1; italics added.)
“If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving.” (D&C 136:28; italics added.)

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