Gratitude usually comes easily when receiving a gift (assuming it’s a gift we want). When a friend shows kindness towards me, it is very easy to be consciously grateful for that friend. It is a sad reality that it is difficult to maintain consistent, conscious gratefulness for the people in our lives beyond the times they seem to most demonstrate kindness towards us.
On his way to Yerushalayim he was passing between Shomron and the Galil. As he came to a certain village, ten metzora'im came to greet him. They stood at a distance. They lifted their voice and called, "Yeshua! Teacher! Be gracious to us!" He saw them and said to them, "Go and be shown to the priests." When they went, they were purified. When one of them saw that he was healed, he returned and praised God with a loud voice. He fell on his face at his feet and thanked him. He was a Shomroni. Yeshua responded and said, "Were not ten purified? Where are the other nine? Was not anyone found that would return to give glory to God except for this one foreigner? He said to him, "Arise and go. Your faith has saved you." -- Luke 17:11-19, DHE