Gratitude is a disposition of the mind that understands itself to be the recipient of multiple gifts and is thankful to the giver.  True gratitude is shaped by humility.  It is humble enough to receive a gift and thoughtful enough to acknowledge it.  “Father you have so arranged life that gifts from You constantly flow toward all humanity.  May we be among those who not only know this but are constantly expressing gratitude to You.  You are worthy!

“I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD, That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.” Psalms 26:6-7 (NASB)