Gratitude is so good for our hearts. It reminds us to look past today's temporary troubles to see the big picture of God's everlasting care and concern. It reminds us that life is not as dark as it sometimes feels. It heals our wounds and protects us from bitterness. It reminds us of God's faithfulness in the past, which gives us confidence as we look to the future.
The date November 10, 2015, is imprinted in my memory. I forget a lot of things but not this one. I remember the day I had spinal surgery. The quickly planned surgery changed the course of my life.