Several thousand years ago, the Psalmist wrote, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).

I recently read a quote on gratitude that said this: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Gratitude turns what little we have into enough, and more. Gratitude turns denial into acceptance, turns chaos into order, and confusion into clarity.Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Gratitude is powerful!

These words are so true. There is power in gratitude. Sincerely be grateful for your family, your children, your job, and your country. Express your gratitude as gratitude can be contagious. Gratitude can change you both physically and emotionally as it impacts your situation and influences others around you.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:1).