Philippians 4:4, NIV: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

We have been encouraged to possess “An attitude of gratitude.” There is just something about being a child of God that should make that kind of attitude something easy to attain. The reality of it is that many of us struggle to keep our eyes and hearts focused on the glories of God when we are down in the dumps—or maybe just living life. Yet, if we can move through the mire, and push beyond the pitfalls of the day to day, perhaps we can see our way to live a life that sends a message to the masses. The message is simple: God has blessed us all so very much, and He is good! Imagine continually thanking God in all things as you go from day to day—rejoicing in Christ no matter what. Consider the impact on the lives of others as your gratitude to God takes root and seeps from every part of your being. Thanking Him in everything is something so gratifying in itself. And thanking Him out loud—why that’s contagious.