I was thinking today about that particular word...thanks or thank you. When I was little, one of the first thing my parents instilled in me was to be say thank you. If it was for a stick of gum, a compliment or a good meal, we were taught to say, "thank you".
Before we dug into our food, no matter if it was nasty liver and onions, we still gave thanks to God for blessing us with food on the table, no matter how gross it was going to be. On a side note, I literally thanked God for mustard to smother the liver and onions so that it wouldn't taste quite as gross.
As unbelievable as it sounds, I try so very hard to make my "thank you's" count. I want people to know that I appreciate them. If I need to change lanes and someone allows me the spot in front of them, I wave my hand and say, "thank you". If I sneeze and someone says, "Bless you", I say, "thank you". When I'm handed my receipt at the store, I say, "thank you". Not only do I say it but I mean it.
But, saying thank you for trials and tribulations, I have yet to master. How can I have a thankful heart when it seems like life has been turned upside down? Yet, I know that God is working it out and for that, I should be so very thankful.
This year, my heart is full with thankfulness. Not only have I been blessed with a job that I will be starting next week but a chance to spend time with my daughters, laughing, sharing and just enjoying the time together. For that, I'm so very thankful!
I'm thankful that I've got family near and far and friends who care so much about what goes on in my life...that includes you all as well because you're not JUST blog pals but you're my friends.
So today and every day, my heart says, "thank you".
What are you thankful for?
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