No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but as with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
Frank A. Clark
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
The Lord, via Paul