Spiritual good is eternal, ever present. We can hope for and expect good, enjoy it in the present and tenderly recall it. And when we do, are we not giving thanks to God, the Giver of infinite good? True thanksgiving is our recognition and love of good.
One way of bringing the healing declaration of truth together with the demonstration or proving of it is thanksgiving! Declaration and demonstration coincide in spiritual healing, and thanksgiving is the pulse of this oneness.
Thanks belong exclusively to good—to God, pure Spirit, who is all good and the giver of good only. God's goodness is spiritual reality, unfolding with the divine power of God's spiritual laws. We give thanks to God, good, for the good we know as His reflection. And the gratitude we gladly give after our proof of healing is the very same gratitude we should give with our declaration. If we expect to be grateful at the outcome, we should be just as grateful at the outset. Giving thanks before the good appears, when it appears, after it appears—this is normal and natural in Christian Science.