Here is an example on how the thanks should be done: Dear God and the Energies of the Universe, I want to thank you for another day and for everything you give me in my life. I want to thank you for keeping me and my family healthy, happy and loved. I want to thank you for your support and constant guidance in my life path. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn lessons and allowing me to grow as a being. Thank you for keeping my eyes open at times when my ego might get in the way and when I might slip up and forget for what is really important and what I need to be grateful for. I thank you for being in my life and for never giving up on me.
Remember, if you are thankful and grateful for what you have- you will not have the need to cling to materialistic things that are actually not allowing our spirit grow further.
Love and Light