Jeanie Miley once said:
Gratitude flows from the fullness of heart informed by an open mind and appreciative of the minuscule and majestic miracles of life.
Laughter and tears are both spontaneous events; they come without planning and linger without intent. Gratitude, on the hand, usually requires intention: to pause; to consider; to gaze; to ponder.
Lord, help us this day to be intentional with our gratitude. Prod us with the discipline to consider all the bounty of our lives that you so graciously provide. Make us grateful people O God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.