It is my custom to speak words of thanks to the Lord as my eyes open and before my head leaves the pillow each morning. It sets the tone for my day. The day may well bring problems of its own, but why fuel the problems with a callous disregard for thankfulness? Giving thanks which is sincere melts away the peripheral angst which hovers within the envelopes of bills to be paid or in the sometimes ominous blinking LED display of the message machine. The act of giving thanks disciplines hearts and minds to consider the goodness of the Lord God. We are then inspired to worship him for his work in our lives and the hope which he has deposited in us. Truly, it is good to give thanks to the Lord (Psalm 92:1).