STOP AND THINK – When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic. (Clinton C. Cox)

This is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and there is much for most Americans to be thankful for. But some are facing difficulties of one kind or another. It’s hard to be thankful when you’re hurting, but as Cox suggests, an attitude of gratitude does go a long way to raising one’s spirits. Find some reason today to thank God, and you will feel better.

Admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs, . . . singing to God with gratitude in your hearts (Colossians 3:16).