Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. —Philippians 1:3 NLT

Paul’s thankfulness for his friends in Philippi is an excellent example for us to follow.

Gratefulness changes our mindset to see what’s good about others.

What might happen in your relationships if you thanked God for your family members when you woke up every morning, if you thanked God for your coworkers when you walked in the front door, if you thanked him for your friends and your neighbors as you drive home?

Don’t think first of what you want to get from them; think of what God is giving you through them already. Even people you aren’t naturally drawn to offer unexpected gifts.

Studies show that the more grateful you are, the happier you are. Positive thoughts about people will actually release beneficial chemicals in your brain. And your relationships will go much better if you go into them with an attitude of gratitude.

Food for Thought: Your happiness level will skyrocket if you take time to remember the good things about the people around you.