The unthankful heart . . . discovers no mercies; but . . . the thankful heart will find some heavenly blessings! (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century clergyman)

He writes that “. . . as a magnet attracts iron, so the grateful heart, sweeping through the day, will find good things” (paraphrased). To put it poetically, the attitude of gratitude will change the way you handle the varied experiences of your everyday life. Be thankful and share your gratitude with others. It will change them, too.

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