Today there are 9 lepers and only 1 returns to give thanks (Luke 17:11-19). Now we don't get why this one person and not the rest, but I think what is important in this is how often do we give thanks?  

We have this place in the prayers of the people where we can say aloud the names of those we want prayer for and we have a place to name our blessings. There are more names said for concerns than naming our blessings and it doesn't matter what church I have been at or even what part of the country it is. 

What blessings have happened in your life?  A sunset, time with friends, family, sunshine, just being alive they are all blessings we take for granted to have. Shouldn't we thank God for them and maybe receive the blessing from above of a joyful heart.