I am grateful.
In the United States, today is a time to honor grateful living. Gratitude is more than just a one-day event—it’s a lifelong attitude. I consider everything for which I’m thankful, and then I go deeper. I bring to mind people, situations, experiences that I’m not joyful about. I make a mental shift, reevaluating them through the lens of an all-loving God. Is there someone I hold a grudge against? I give thanks for any turbulent relationships for they helped me on my spiritual journey and realizing my self-worth. Those times when I faced financial difficulties gave me a greater appreciation for the simpler things in life. I give thanks for all that I am and will be. With thanksgiving in my heart, gratitude becomes embedded into my consciousness.
Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name.—Psalm 30:4