As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. (John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States)

To have an attitude of gratitude is to do more than just say “Thank You,” although we should do that often. As Kennedy suggests, it’s not the words we express but the demonstration of our gratitude that is the best witness of our feelings toward someone who has blessed us. Put some thought into how best to thank someone for their kindness.

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18). I urge . . . that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people (1 Timothy 2:1).