D&C 78:19: “And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even a hundred fold, yea, more. “
Be thankful for all things. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. As an orthodox Mormon, I believe in the literal nature and quality of scriptural promises such as this one. It works and I have the facts to prove it.
Fact #1: I started becoming truly thankful for all things on my mission 3+ decades ago.
Fact #2: At that time, my net worth was approximately $2,000- money I had saved for mission expenses.
Fact #3: Due to privacy concerns, I won’t throw out specific numbers here, but let’s just say that my current net worth is beyond 100 times over the original $2,000 investment in myself.
Could I have been just as successful without gratitude? Quite possibly. But then I would have not been “made glorious” through acknowledging the hand of the Lord in all things,
Furthermore, if you add in the value of celestial glories and eternal increase that could be mine if I honor my marriage covenants, the payoff amount definite correlates correctly to the “yea, more” promise at the end!