True thanksgiving is...
1. To SERVE where you are
2. To BE OBEDIENT where you are
3. To BE CONTENTED where you are
4. To KNOW GOD where you are
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)