It is so easy to parcel out gratitude for those things that please me. But, of course that presents me with a dualistic view of God, which I like to believe is way too small for me. God is bigger than any category, so my gratitude has to be bigger, as well.
To me, gratitude is awe, so that’s where I must begin. When I start there, I can easily be grateful for the good things; with the help of God I can end up seeing and working in awe with God in the difficulties.