With Thanksgiving right around the corner it reminds me that we ought to be more thankful for the things that we have as Americans, and as Gods children. We go through our lives so busy, rushing all the time we don't stop long enough to appreciate everything we have been given. It shouldn't just be a once a year thing in my opinion, and God doesn't like it when we complain about things either. In a way your showing him that you are ungrateful with what he has given you. Even through difficult times we are to be thankful because not only are we partakers in Christs sufferings, but also it is the strengthening of our faith that is more precious than gold!