Gratitude is the light that glows from under the door in a dark room. It is the flower that blooms in the cracks of a rock, the sun filtering through clouds, the rainbow after the storm. It's knowing there is a tapestry on the other side of the knots, and that beautifully colored windows come from bits of broken glass.
It is saying thank you to God even before we've learned the lesson that will inevitably come from the hard knocks.
It nurtures hope in the midst of adversity.