Gratitude I

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. (Marcus Tullius Cicero, 1st century BC Roman statesman)

Today—in the middle of winter—we may feel a bit grumpy, hating the cold and longing for spring. That frame of mind will not make for a pleasant day. So, pause and think of the good things God has given—a home, health, a job, friends. Even if you don’t have the best of everything, take time to be grateful for what you do have; it may change your attitude.

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude. (1 Timothy 4:4)