It’s the little things that make the difference. Although we in the Christian community tend to focus on the “big three” of faith, hope, and love – we would do well to pay a little more attention to gratitude. It doesn’t tend to get nearly the press of some of the other attributes, and doesn’t get much attention at all except for around the end of the year. But gratitude can change your life, and change it in a big way. It finds a way to alter your perspective on your surroundings, and change the way you process everything around you, even the tragedies that befall all of us. We need a regular, heaping dose of gratitude in our minds and hearts if we’re going to withstand the barrage of wickedness we find ourselves in. Read on to find out nine ways gratitude can effectively and eternally change your life – for good.