You don’t memorize things unless you have to, right? Either it doesn’t occur to you or it sounds like too much effort or you don’t think you can do it. But push all that aside for a minute. If gratitude is born in your thoughts, then why not fill your thoughts with words that point you in the right direction? So here’s the baby step: memorize Ps. 100. It’s only twelve short lines, and you can take it a line or two a day. Put a copy in your wallet or on the frig or in your car. When you have a few free minutes, fill your thoughts with it. Surprise yourself.
"Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who has made us and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him. Bless His name. For the Lord is good. His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations." Psalm 100