“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” – Psalm 95:2
If you’ve ever done something for someone who didn’t express appreciation, it can hurt. But honestly, we all fail to say “thank you.” Think about the dry cleaners when your shirts are ready as promised – the person who serves you at a restaurant – people in your office – your spouse – do you say “thanks” to them?
Let me suggest something to you this Thanksgiving. Before you sit down to partake of a Thanksgiving feast, take time to make a list of the 10 things you are most thankful for. Now, don’t feel bad if you have more than 10 – thankfulness has a way of building momentum, once you get started! Why not use this Thanksgiving season to say “thanks” to the people who make your day run smoothly? Then, pray for those who have trouble finding things for which to be thankful. Maybe they’re alone this year or homeless. Perhaps they’re having financial difficulties or even facing death or tremendous illness. And while you’re at it, thank God for all His blessings in your life. I promise if you’ll do this, Thanksgiving will take on new meaning.