Our proper enjoyment of every earthly blessing
(Hannah More, "The Love of God")
There are three requirements to our proper enjoyment
of every earthly blessing which God bestows on us:
1. A thankful reflection on the goodness of the Giver.
2. A deep sense of the unworthiness of the receiver.
3. A sober recollection of the precarious tenure by which we hold it.
The first would make us grateful, the second humble, the last moderate.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights" James 1:17