It is the grace of God in a man's life that make the journey great. Humility is the foundation for gratitude.
1 peter 5:6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God
7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men
8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humble and became obedient unto death even the death of the cross.
9. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.