I love reading the Psalms because they remind me to count my blessings. One of my favorites is the Psalm of David: Psalm 103:1-5
“Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
It doesn’t get any better than that! But so often I hear people moaning about their circumstances instead of counting their blessings. The liturgical text for Thanksgiving is most often the story of Jesus healing the lepers. This text is chosen to remind us to give thanks to God for our blessings.