“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
We have all heard that if there is a will there is a way. So if it is the will of God that we be thankful for all things then there must be a way for this to become our reality. I’m convinced that gratitude and thanksgiving is an art form. When I observe the work of any great artist, my first thought is “this person sees things differently; lighting, angles, forms, and interpretations I would have never noticed.” My eyes are opened to a different perspective. I believe a person whose life is characterized by gratitude is no less an artist; seeing past the flat, one-dimensional perspective presented by the circumstance of any particular moment. No matter what your situation, from the right vantage point, you can give thanks.