1 Thessalonians 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Thankfulness. There are countless Scriptures instructing us to give thanks to God in all things. In our society, it seems there is a bent toward complaining, and comparing ourselves with others. I've been guilty of comparing my life with the lives of those on Facebook, or with co-workers. I forget God has a unique plan and purpose for each one of our lives, and comparing doesn't do anyone any good.
I have been attempting to make a more conscious effort to express thankfulness toward God. Even if everything is going wrong, we can always be thankful for the precious gift of eternal life through Jesus our Lord. I read the other day we should keep a journal of all the wonderful things God has done for us. I like that, of course, being a writer :) So, I am keeping track of all the amazing ways God is working in my life, even if it's small, like a kind word I needed at just the right time. I encourage you to do the same.
Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving :)