I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. (G. K. Chesterton, 19th-20th century literary and art critic)

They say that people who see the cup as half full are optimists while those who see it as half empty are pessimists. Perhaps that’s true. But maybe it’s a question of natural disposition. The person who is grateful for life and sees the positive in circumstances looks on the bright side. He or she is the one who lives a life of gratitude. Perhaps that nature makes you an optimist.

Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks (1 Timothy 4:4).

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