-by Rev. Jeff Gannon
In an essay called “The Art of Living,” Wilfred Peterson has written:
The art of thanksgiving is thanks-living. It is gratitude in action. . . .
It is thanking God for the gift of life by living it triumphantly. . . .
It is thanking God for opportunities by accepting them as a challenge to achievement. . . .
It is thanking God for inspiration by living to be an inspiration to others. . . .
It is adding to your prayers of thanksgiving, acts of thanks-living.
[The Art of Living (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961), pp. 44–45]