I woke up. "Thank you, God," I prayed, "for this new day." Other thank you's unfolded: thanking the check-out lady at the grocery store, the attendant at the gas station, the associate who held the door open at the bank, and the sales agent I'd spoken to on the phone. As the day progressed, there were more thank you's. The list could have gone on.
Those two simple words. How many times had I muttered them out of sheer habit? I had to admit it was much of the time, especially at places I visited often, such as the grocery store or gas station. When showing gratitude to friends or family, I was more apt to think about the words as I said them, showing appreciation.
Yesterday while running errands I thought it would be interesting to track the number of times I said Thank You during the day. But I failed to keep count. Those words of gratitude had slipped from my lips too often to record them.
And now--on Thanksgiving Day--is a time to say "Thank You" for all we have. It is a day to take to heart what we have been given and to profess that thankfulness.
From now on, I'd like to make all of my Thank You's more meaningful ones. Not just on Thanksgiving, but every day--even at the grocery store and gas station.
To whom--and for what--do you give thanks?
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