“How much we have to be grateful for! Our prayers and the prayers of our children should ascend to heaven full of gratitude and love for the mercies of the Lord unto us.
“God help us to be grateful for our blessings, never to be guilty of the sin of ingratitude, and to instill this same gratitude into the lives of our children. Someone has said that an ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating apples and never looking up to see where they come from. . . . This great principle of gratitude, made a daily part of our lives and our prayers, can lift and bless us as individuals, as members of the Church, and as parents and families” (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 364).