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GRATITUDE HELPS ONE REALIZE `WHAT LORD HAS DONE FOR US'

"It is most important . . . that we take time to express our gratitude to our Father in heaven for the many blessings we receive," said President N. Eldon Tanner, second counselor in the First Presidency, in a conference address in October 1967.

"As we express our appreciation for our many blessings, we become more conscious of what the Lord has done for us, and thereby we become more appreciative. We all know what it means to hear or receive an expression of gratitude for anything we might have done. Our forefathers set aside a day of thanksgiving. I fear that some of us even forget that day."I wonder if we are sometimes guilty of not expressing to the Lord our gratitude, even as the lepers who were healed. We all remember so well the story of Jesus healing the ten lepers, who cried: ` . . . have mercy on us. . . .

" `And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

" `And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

" `And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

" `There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.' " (Luke 17:13, 15-18.)