“Having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.”

Colossians 2:7 NASB

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in 

Christ Jesus for you.”

I Thessalonians 5:18 ESV

I have found that being grateful, giving thanks and expressing gratitude helps to keep me in right focus.  It switches my thinking more on God and others and less on myself.  It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”