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A Most Appropriate Thanksgiving Message for This Day: President Nelson on the Power of Gratitude

I just listened to President Nelson’s short message delivered at noon (Central Time) via Youtube. I always enjoy listening to this kind, wise man, but he greatly exceeded my expectations….

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How a Near Miss on a Shanghai Runway Gave Me a Lasting Spike in Gratitude

A little before the Thanksgiving holiday, I was taking a flight back to the US to help a sister of mine as she was about to have a toe amputated….

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The Beauty of Chance Encounters

From several years ago, a photo of my wife and I at Mount Lao near Qingdao, China, by a large stone with the word “yuan” meaning destiny or fate. In…

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Coincidence or Miracle?

On my recent trip to several parts of the United States, I was in the Chicago airport for a couple of hours on my way to visit my parents. I…

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The Ambulance Never Came

I usually walk or ride my bike to and from work, but on a cool rainy night recently, I tried taking a bus instead. Ended up taking much longer than…

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Lessons from Fleas

In sacrament meeting recently, we heard a talk on gratitude that quoted from the inspiring story of Corrie Ten Boom in her book, The Hiding Place. The story involves Christian…

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Greatful for the Blessings of Life in China

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. We sure did with one of the best dinners ever with some fabulous friends this week. A local Shanghai man was the brilliant…

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And Jesus Gave Thanks

In “The Divine Gift of Gratitude” in the Nov. 2010 General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson offers an insight on gratitude that I find profound. He explains that when Christ…

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