I am sitting on my back screened-in porch, with a nice breeze blowing, looking at a gaggle of geese with a pretty lake in the background. My wife and I are simply sitting outside enjoying the beauty of creation. We don't deserve this. The truth is that we deserve eternal wrath from God because we are not inherently righteous. We are like inconsistent sheep that are so prone to stray from God and wander off into sin.
Nevertheless, because of His great love, God has given us new life, created faith in us, drawn us to Himself, forgiven us, justified us, adopted us into His family, is in the process of changing us, and will one day make our faith sight. All of this is due to God's grace alone. He has accomplished it all through the work of Christ alone. Those are mind-blowing truths without a doubt.
However, in His goodness, He also allows us now to taste of His glorious goodness in small, countless ways. I often think about this while mowing grass in the blistering summer when I feel a cool refreshing breeze, even if it is just for a moment. I thank God for such small tokens of love and goodness.
We should all seek to be more mindful of the blessings, large and small, that God so richly pours on us. When we do, we should give Him the sacrifice of praise. The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 54:6:
"With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good."