Given our sour economy and the slow recovery process that lies ahead of us, it is important to focus on the positive. John Templeton suggests that gratitude can help shift one’s mind and create a more prosperous future:

Thanksgiving is a creative force that, if lived on a continuous basis, can create wondrous good in a person’s life. So, wouldn’t life become more effective and fruitful if we placed our attention on the way we would like to see ourselves and our lives unfold? (From Wisdom from World Religions)