"As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude." Colossians 2:6-7
"For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;" 1 Timothy 4:4
"Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;" Hebrews 12:28

Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness according to Webster’s dictionary.  Gratitude towards God and all He has done for us makes us want to serve Him in every way possible.  Being thankful tends to nullify any negative feelings such as anxiety and depression.  Thankfulness and/or gratitude brings about a healthy attitude towards our circumstances, our relationships and our place in the world as a child of God.

Thank You, Lord, for the gift of Your Son who gave His earthy life for us in order to give us eternal life.  I am beyond grateful for this sacrifice of love.