“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15 (NLT)

We have so much to be thankful for today! I know that as we look at the condition of our world, there doesn’t seem to be much to be grateful for. And then there’s a great deal about ourselves that we wish we could change, right?

Oftentimes, in an attempt to make ourselves better and our world better, we forget to be grateful for the good things happening around us. We focus so much on the negative that the positive loses its place in our hearts.

To make gratitude and praise a daily part of our lives requires focusing on our blessings and learning to express our gratitude to God for them. Despite all the negative things happening in our world, God’s goodness and favor is all around us. The more we acknowledge it, the more we will experience it. Let’s determine to always be thankful!