Sister Bonnie D. Parkin shares the following: "Gratitude is a Spirit‑filled principle. It
opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living
God. Through it, we become spiritually aware of the wonder of the
smallest things, which gladden our hearts with their messages of God's
love. This grateful awareness heightens our sensitivity to divine
direction. When we communicate gratitude, we can be filled with the
Spirit and connected to those around us and the Lord. Gratitude inspires
happiness and carries divine influence.""Gratitude: A Path to Happiness"