November 26, 2018

“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” – Psalm 95:2

It doesn’t feel good when your act of kindness or generosity is overlooked. But in all honestly, every one of us fails to say “thank you.” Think about the dry cleaners when your shirts are ready on time, all the servers and behind the scenes staff at a restaurant, the colleagues in your office, or even your spouse – do you really say “thank you” to each one, every the time?

Let me suggest something to you this Thanksgiving.  Before you sit down to dig into that feast, take 5 minutes to list 10 things for which you’re the most thankful. Don’t feel bad if you have more than 10 – thankfulness has a way of building momentum, once you get started!

So, why not use this Thanksgiving season to stop and say a genuine “thank you” to all the people who make your day run smoothly? And pray for those who have trouble creating their own thankful list. Maybe they’re alone this year or estranged from family. Perhaps they’re having financial difficulties or facing a health crisis. Maybe this is the first holiday season without a loved one.

Pray that God would comfort those struggling and show up in miraculous ways. Who knows, maybe God will open a door for you to be a blessing in another’s life this holiday season. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to thank God for all of His blessings in your life. I promise that if do, then Thanksgiving will take on a whole new meaning.


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