One of my favorite sayings comes from the late United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold:
For all that has been -- thanks!
For all that will be -- yes!
Gratitude is the gift of "yes" -- yes to life, yes to blessing, yes to God, yes to possibility, and yes to others. In an interdependent universe, the energy of life is constantly flowing through us, and we are constantly receiving and giving -- gratitude is the awareness that we can shape our lives to bless and heal and love out of the bounty we have received. So, throughout the day give "thanks" -- remember those who have supported you and upon whom you depend today; notice your interchanges with others; and look for the movements of God in every interaction. This is a wonderful life that beckons us to give thanks at every turn.