Just so Thankful

Contagious Gratitude
Sunday, we attended an intensive workshop in gratitude: a birthday party for our grandson Cadence, who turns four on Thursday.
The formula was simple:
1. People gave Cadence gifts.
2. Cadence delighted in the gifts.
In true four-year-old style, his excitement could not be dampened. A modest stack of books, $20 in spending money, a Spiderman puzzle, an elaborate T-Rex–each gift was a treasure to him. 
And he wasn’t afraid to show it. 

                           18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who
                     belong to Christ Jesus.
                     1 Thessalonians 5:18