“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

Arthur Ward said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” 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.” As you finish out this year and look towards a New Year, I encourage you to be more of a person of gratitude and expressing your thanks to others.