Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. (W. T. Purkiser, preacher and author)

It’s common in prayer to thank God for His blessings without being very specific. An old hymn encourages us not only to count our blessings but to name them one by one. As Purkiser suggests, we should do more than talk about the good things we have. We should make use of them for our own growth and to encourage and help others.

Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted (Proverbs 11:11).