When we are thankful for what we have, we find we have more and more for which to be thankful. (J Davis Illingworth, Sr, Presbyterian minister)

When we are dissatisfied with life, it blinds us to the good things that we have. On the other hand, when we are grateful for our blessings, we create an attitude of gratitude that permeates more and more of our lives. It’s contagious, too. Our appreciation for the good things of life spreads cheer and optimism all around.

Continue to live your lives in [Christ] . . . strengthened in the faith . . . and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:6-7).