These are words rich in resonance and epic in Biblical scale. Yet they are also found in daily life. That the goodness of God springs from his pleasure gives us only more reason to be grateful throughout each day of Lent. Just as the rainbow in the sky is meant to remind Noah of God’s covenant, and the Psalmists remember the acts of God, taking time to be thankful at the beginning of each Lenten day helps to remind us of the goodness of God in our everyday life. This opens our hearts to further ponder the blessings of Christ, and our adoption as children of God. As we look forward to Easter, practicing gratitude also reminds us of God’s grace to his Church, his unfailing love, and his faithfulness.