In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
In our busy lives how often do we take time to thank God for His blessings? I recently saw a plaque with this on it: "What if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?" Would a lot of our things disappear?
Some people keep a gratitude journal in which they record a number of things that they are grateful for each day. I don't write things down that I'm grateful for but stop throughout the day to say, "Thank you" when I see something that sparks gratitude. It may be clean sheets to sleep on, the strength to finish a task, air conditioning on a hot day or a beautiful sunrise. I tell my pet rabbit I'm thankful God made him. And how awesome is a brilliant full moon? And to think my Father made that!
Take time to thank God for His generous blessings and it will put a smile on your face and joy in your heart.