'Be grateful' is my motto for 2017. So many times we grumble about this and that and forget the many blessings that we do have and that we should be grateful for. As for the blue jay in this photo I would say he looks grateful for the peanuts.
My granddaughter gave me a Gratitude Journal for Christmas and asked me to write down 3 gratitudes a day and to do that for at least 1 month. She will be doing the same. I'm glad she encouraged me, I had often thought about doing it. Keeping track of gratitudes daily results in being more grateful. It's something I encourage us all to do. Don't you think there would be a lot less grumbling?
Psalm 100 NIV
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his;[a] we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.