What if we regularly expressed gratitude to friends and family for the gifts of their love, generosity, acceptance, or for simply showing up when we need them?
What if we thanked God for warm beds, ample food, hands, feet, minds, health insurance or any of the things we so often take for granted?
What if we wrote at least one thank you note a week?
What if we started each meal with a blessing, never taking a bite without saying "thanks?"
What if we looked every employee of the coffee shop, dry cleaner, grocery store or gas station in the eye and offered heart-felt gratitude for their labor?
What if we climbed in bed each night and sought to recall all the blessings of the day?
What if we thanked God each day for passionately pursuing us, loving us and forgiving us?
What if we treated every single day as though it were Thanksgiving?
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before God with joyful singing. Know that the LORD is God; It is God who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are God's people and the sheep of God's pasture. Enter God's gates with thanksgiving, And God's courts with praise. Give thanks to God; bless God's name. For the LORD is good; God's lovingkindness is everlasting, And His faithfulness to all generations.