“Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. Then Jesus answered and said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine – where are they?'” (Luke 17: 15-17)
Who do you most resemble? The one returning in humility and appreciation to offer thanks, or the nine enjoying the blessings given while forgetting the Giver of blessings? Gratitude is a rare commodity. Those genuinely appreciative view life differently. They are always on the lookout for opportunities to express thanks. A disciplined life of offering thanks is therapeutic. It can transform a grumbling spirit into one of contentment, and enables one to see the many mercies of God that would otherwise be overlooked. Count your blessings and your blessers. Tell them how they have blessed you.