Everyone has something (lots of somethings) to be grateful for. Practicing gratitude is merely an exercise in remembrance.
What you choose to actively call back from memory, and how often you intentionally go through this process, has a direct impact on the trajectory of your life. As I wrote about last Sunday, the heart of my Sabbath-day worship is active remembrance. In my faith, the central act of that remembrance (the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper) begins with this prayer by a priest in front of the congregation:
"O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them; that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen." (Doctrine & Covenants 20:75-79)
What do you actively remember in your life? And how regularly? How does this help you think better, do better, become better?
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