In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write:
Jayson D. Bradley writes, “The word ‘gratitude’ first showed up in the mid-fifteenth century. Adapted from the Latin word gratitudinem, which means ‘thankfulness,’ gratitude came to express deep, reciprocal appreciation for kindness received.” The ancient biblical narrative speaks abundantly about gratitude and being grateful (Jonah 2:9; Psalm 100, 118:28-29, 136:1-3, 147:7; Acts 24:3; Romans 6:4; Colossians 3:12-17; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). The words thank(s), thankful(ness), and thanksgiving appear in Scripture more than 170 times.Fit over 50, TIP #20, Develo an Attitude of Gratitude, pages201-204.
Writer G.K. Chesterton said, “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat wrote, “Gratitude puts everything in a fresh perspective; it enables us to see the many blessings all around us. And the more ways we give thanks, the more things we find to be grateful for. Giving thanks takes practice, however. We get better at it over time.”
Phil and I pray you and yours I hope you and yours had a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family-filled Thanksgiving and have a most blessed Christmas season. Seasons in which you can practice and improve your attitude of gratitude.
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