The Beatitudes teach us that God made each of us to be happy and fulfilled in His presence. We are made for happiness, we are destined to be with God forever. 

Do I count my blessings? How well do I bear my woes? Am I living my life in a way that reflects gratitude? 

O gracious God, may I live in a tangible spirit of Thanksgiving. Help me to express my gratitude in generosity.