Gratitude is the good habit of a man which cultivates a continual recognition of the blessings from God and others and responds with words and acts of thanks to express his appreciation of another’s kindness. The Grateful man experiences sustaining joy as he searches for, finds, and gives thanks for the numerous blessings from God and others in his daily life.  

The opposing vices of Gratitude include the bad habit of Ingratitude in which a man cultivates a self-centered lack of recognition of the blessings from God and others, a sense of entitlement and often a malformed attitude of being a false victim or misplaced beliefs of persecution. The Ungrateful man lives a life of resentment, anger and isolation, losing the grace of God and the friendship of those who grow weary of extending favors and love to one who is not grateful.