Learning to be thankful is the secret to knowing joy. Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but is the parent of all others.”
Perhaps that’s why the Bible says, “…in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” Notice, it doesn’t say that we must be thankful FOR everything but to be thankful IN everything. Gratitude is giving thanks in every situation or circumstance. That’s transformational power.
Take Away: The ability to appreciate is the ability to be happy in the moment, secure in the future, and at peace with the past.