Some people immediately started posting their gratitude statements on social media right after President Russell M. Nelson encouraged us all too.

I can respect this. I'm just not one of them.

Before I do much of anything I think it through and decide exactly what I want to do and all the implications thoroughly.

What I've decided to do: Post a list of seven things below that I am thankful to Jesus Christ and his Church for. This post will stay current for seven days.

1. I am thankful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ that can wipe out my sins -  conditional on my repentance.

2. I am thankful for Jesus Christ's perfect example of the ideal for all human behavior.

3. I am thankful for the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

4. I am thankful for Jesus Christ restoring His original Church to the earth.

5. I am thankful for every knowledge, skill, ability and aptitude I have gained by membership in His Church.

6. I am thankful for the covenants that I can make here that will lead me back into His presence after I die.

7. I am thankful that through the ordinances of the temple I can live eternally with my husband, Greg Cook.

This list could go on, but I'll leave it at these seven.

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