We offer, we receive, we hear, we give, and it can become part of us. Thanks. It is amazing how gratefulness changes our outlook on an otherwise difficult situation. When it is sincere, when it comes from our heart, when it is offered in love, thank you carries much further than the words. The simple words uttered from our mouths – thank you – can be powerful.
What if today we focused on giving thanks? I don’t simply mean thinking of things we are grateful to have – although that’s always a good idea. Instead, how about looking for things actively? What might it look like if we sought out opportunities to give thanks? How might our perspective change on an otherwise regular day?
In a time when we do not get out as much, we may work at home, and we may not see many people, this can seem challenging. But it really is not. We still have phones and can still send cards and messages. We can send a handwritten note of thanks to someone just to let that person know we are grateful. We can call and just express thanks. We can text or message someone. We are not without ways to communicate. And we really don’t have to think very hard about those we are grateful.
Not a lot has to be said. A simple ‘thank you’ will do. It just might change a day – and the change might be yours.
So, thank YOU for reading, for sharing and for your support. I am truly grateful for YOU.
1 Corinthians 1:4-5
4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, 5 for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind—
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