We live in a prosperous nation, yet many are not satisfied and are ungrateful. People are not happy because they are not thankful. God commands us to be thankful and to express our thanks to Him as well as to our fellowman. Being thankful requires that we also be humble. Human nature is selfish, which prevents it from expressing thanks and being indebted to God or anyone else. Our national day of Thanksgiving is approaching. Take time and stock of our many blessings, both physical and spiritual, and express our appreciation to God for His bountiful blessings toward us. Even in trials we are to find joy. We are to be thankful always for everything. In this way God can perfect His perfect character within us, so that we become complete as He is. Being thankful is multi-faceted and brings with it many other blessing. Happiness, joy and unity are among the many fruits of a thankful people.