We as a society, world wide, I believe, are creating a generation (or two) of soft, ingrates. For me, I have a hard time giving anything but my time to ungrateful people. The only reason I would give my time is, hopefully to open some eyes to all the wonders we have to be grateful for.
For me, courage has helped me learn gratitude. The courage to look in the mirror and realize, I am my biggest problem. To realize I am the only one who can change my life. To realize I am enough, warts and all.
Gratitude to God and all those wonderful people in my life for happiness, supply, dreams and making those dreams a reality.
When you have a child who is ungrateful, it's, first, hard to muster up a desire to bless them. Second very hard to surprize them because they never give you the chance. I'm sure it's the same with God.
If we are never grateful for all the blessings He bestows on us, I believe, He may just get weary of trying. OR, lose the desire to bless us at all. Today, I have the courage to go out and work to make my dreams come true, and the gratitude to realize, the miracles come when I believe and give thanks.
Fantasizing the fabulous, fun, freedom that comes with courage and gratitude.