In thanking God, we fasten upon His favours to us; in praising and adoring God, we fasten upon His perfections in Himself.
— Matthew Henry
I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.
— C. H. Spurgeon