I love the month of November and the opportunity to reflect on our blessings! I also love it because of how it prepares us for Advent. I think gratitude is to Advent, like a nutrient rich fertilizer is to a healthy garden. Without it, the outcome is weak and lacking. Since Advent is the time of year where we prepare ourselves for the best blessing of all, the birth of our Savior, it’s critical that we cultivate a heart that can fully recognize and appreciate that gift.