My reflection is from Living Faith:
How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me? Psalm 116:12
“It is one thing to occasionally say, ‘Thanks, God,’ for the blessings we have received.￼￼￼￼ but it is far more important to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. We can develop such an attitude first by being on the lookout for good things in our every day life. Sometimes these good things are extraordinary: the birth of a healthy baby, the recovery from an illness, the mending of a relationship.￼ other times these good things are things we tend to take for granted: a safe place to live, a loyal friend, the mystery and beauty of the natural world.
Another way of cultivating an attitude of gratitude is by openly thanking individuals who do good things for us: a family member, a coworker, a neighbor, a parish priest, a receptionist, a nurse, the letter carrier. Saying thank you is good; writing a thank you note or sending an appreciative email is even better.￼￼￼
Generous God, Source of all blessings, I ask for this special blessing: an attitude of gratitude.￼”
Sr. Melannie Svoboda,S.N.D.
Thank you God for all your gifts!