The Bible tells us that it is God’s will that we “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess 5:18). But not only that: when we give thanks, we follow Jesus’ example! Jesus is recorded giving thanks as many as fifteen times in the gospels! — and this is only a glimpse into his habit of gratitude. Researchers have recently discovered that an attitude of gratitude strongly correlates with personal happiness (here and here, as examples). Yes: it is healthy for us to be grateful to others, but there is an even deeper well-being available when our thanksgiving extends to the ultimate source of blessing — God Himself! In two weeks, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. So let’s use the comments section to share some of the things that we can be thankful to God for!