As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of fault-finding and grumbling. (Clinton C. Cox, minister)

This is a good reminder for us on this Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. Cox continues, “When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.” When we determine to be grateful, in spite of trails and difficulties, it’s amazing how our outlook can change and how helpful we can be to others. It is really helpful to develop an attitude of gratitude.

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)