The other day I read: “What if you only had today what you thanked God for yesterday?” Well, we can’t do anything about yesterday so what if we rephrase it: “What if the only thing we have tomorrow is what we thank God for today?”
Being thankful really doesn’t do anything for God’ psyche or ego. Being thankful is for our benefit. It is to our benefit to be thankful to God; it keeps our focus on Him. Being thankful to God allows us to seek a life which is governed by His ways rather than the ways of this world. Being thankful does a work in us that brings healing and wholeness to our spirits.
Having a thankful heart to God will also give us a thankful heart to others. We often encounter people who go out of their way to do a good work for us and others. Even if we notice, too often our level of gratitude isn’t even high enough to simply say thank you.
We join a whole new spiritual and earthly realm when we have thankful hearts. Thankfulness works miracles as it connects us to God and to others.