Gratitude provides us with a greater perspective on the very purpose and joy of life. This is a theme sounded in a recent video message to the world by Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In his 96 years of life, President Nelson has seen almost everything—a Great Depression, a world war, and a global pandemic, to name a few. In the video, he proposes one remedy that can help heal the spiritual and mental turmoil we’re all facing right now: gratitude.
"Practicing gratitude may not prevent us from experiencing sorrow, anger, or pain, but it can help us look forward with hope. We can give thanks for our loved ones, for our bodies and minds, for music and literature, for the beauty of the natural world," said President Nelson.