As we consider the sacrifices of others, we are reminded of so much for us to be thankful for! Those sacrifices should lead us to a life of gratitude, as our cup is always half full rather than half empty. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.” As followers of Jesus Christ, our lives should be marked with gratitude, which leads to contentment. Consider how the writers of the Psalms often had a wrong perspective of life, and as they considered what they had because of their relationship with God their perspectives were changed. We need to remember and understand that we have what we have as followers of Christ, because of the sacrifice that God made for us through the work of Christ for our salvation. We need to remember that this life is passing quickly, and what is here is temporal at best. Eternity is before us, and our security is found in the sacrifice of Christ. Today, meditate on the work of Christ, and learn to appreciate all that we have in Jesus.