"How my eyes see, perspective, is my key to enter His gates.
I can do so only with thanksgiving. If my inner eye has God
seeping up through all things, then can't I give thanks for anything?
And if I can give thanks for the good things, the hard things, the absolute
everything, I can enter the gates to glory. Living in His presence is fullness
of joy - and seeing shows the way in. The art of deep seeing makes gratitude
possible. And it is the art of gratitude that makes joy possible."
- Ann Voskamp in One Thousand Gifts