Give Thanks


Whether we use words correctly or not, they carry power. There are two words we should be especially familiar with in our English language.

“Thank You.”

I have witnessed many people using these words frequently, but I also have witnessed people having a hard time saying these two simple words.

Over the years, I have asked people their thoughts about the word.  I have received a variety of answers regarding these two simple, but powerful words.

Some people believe that these words can be overused.  Others believe it should be mentioned as much as possible.  And there are a few who fall in between these two answers.

When you think about how many times throughout the day you say the words, “Thank You,” you will be surprised to know that we don’t say it enough.

Seriously, right now stop for one or two minutes and reflect.  How many times do you actually say the words “Thank You.”

Just about every time you interact with people there will be an opportunity to say, “Thank You.”

Why Say Thank You?

We all should say “Thank You” to show appreciation.

“A grateful heart is a healthy and happy heart, which will open countless doors of opportunity.”

My boys love singing and I caught them singing a song the other day.  The name of the song is “Give thanks.”  It comes from Psalm 107:1,

“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

God is the father of all blessings.  I believe that is reason enough to say “Thank You” a thousand times a day.

God is the reason we are able to open our eyes in the morning.  He gives us strength throughout the day.  He is the reason why we re not where we use to be and why our future is brighter than our past and present.

For that reason, God I THANK YOU!

There are many reasons to give thanks.  I am also grateful to my wife and children for allowing me to be the King of my castle.  I thankful to my church family for the encouragement and support they provide in all aspect of my life.

Last but certainly not least, THANK YOU for reading.  Those who read my blogs week after week, THANK YOU!  If you have sent an encouraging word through email, Twitter, Facebook, or posted a comment; THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

I hope after this blog, you won’t miss an opportunity to say “Thank You” as well.

Question: What are you thankful for?  Leave your comments below.