Gratitude is a state of mind, a way of seeing things, and a spiritual practice. It enriches my life and focuses my attention on the good. Mindfully, I look for and acknowledge every blessing in my life. I am thankful for clean air and water, knowing they are precious. I am grateful for the love of friends and family. I give thanks that my needs are met—from the basic nece-ssities to my grandest dreams.
When I live in gratitude, I tap into the infinite reservoir of divine good. I experience the fullness of life and recognize God as my source. My first waking thought is gratitude and my final nighttime prayer is thanksgiving. Gratitude is happiness, and I make it my way of life.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.—Psalm 9:1