Psalm 69:30, 32 says, "I will praise God's name in song and glorify Him with Thanksgiving...you who seek God, may your hearts live!"
Gratitude is a mighty force. It can change the whole landscape of our lives. It can take a situation that seems dead or hopeless and infuse it with light and life. Mostly, practicing giving thanks in all things changes us. It is a worthy habit to pursue.
As we turn our hearts toward God in thanks, we turn our hearts toward each other too. We begin to notice simple kindnesses and receive them. The attitude of gratitude is a welcoming invitation to a party that never ends.