How do you react when things don’t go the way you want? You may whine, feel sorry for yourself, blame someone else, be angry or simply give up. Which is exactly why it just may be time to break this cycle and start responding in a brand new way – by giving thanks! Give thanks that God loves you regardless of what you’ve done or what’s been done to you. Give thanks that God is at work bringing good out of whatever occurs. Give thanks that God takes everything that happens – and everything means everything – and uses it to bring you into a closer relationship with God. And here’s the most amazing thing of all about the power of giving thanks: the less you feel like doing it, the more powerful it becomes.