An Attitude of Gratitude
When I was growing up, our home church really emphasized fellowship. So people regularly had one another into their homes. We got to know each other well. I remember my Dad telling me about this one family that we had just had over. The dad in the family had shared with the adults about a practice he had adopted when people asked that common question, “How are you doing?” Instead of saying “fine” or “ok,” he would answer, “I’m very thankful.” Given the unusual response, people would often ask him why he was thankful, or what he was thankful for. He might share about some little blessing that he appreciated. Or he might share something bigger. He often used the opportunity to give thanks to the Lord for the way God had looked after their family.