In I Thessalonians 5:18 the Apostle Paul writes, "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
In birth or death, give thanks ("A time to be born and a time to die"; "Children are an heritage of the Lord"; "Grave, where is thy victory...Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ")
In poverty or wealth, give thanks ("Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.")
In every thing, give thanks ("And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God...")
Ephesians 5:20 - Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;