One more thought: gratitude and generosity are close kin. Gratitude teaches a person that there is no need to hoard, there’s always enough. Gratitude knows that generosity is everywhere, ever ready to surprise us.
Gratitude is the old grandpa, watching on as we kid-os throw our temper tantrum because we can’t have the last cookie. Are you finished? Grampy Gratitude asks. I was thinking, if you’d ever stop kickin’ and screamin’, I’d take us all for banana splits.