It's a phrase we learn as when we're first learning to speak; one of the most commonly used in our language. Can you imagine the number of times you say "Thank You" every day? It would be hard to track, wouldn't it?
We are so accustomed to using these words we may not even realize when they come from our lips. It is customary to show appreciation for what others do for us. It may be a simple appreciation for having someone hold the door for us, or as elaborate as showing gratitude for an honor bestowed, or a gift of a lifetime.
There are varying degrees; however, between our use of the phrase when we use it mindfully versus when we say it out of habit. As Thanksgiving approaches, we tend to be a bit more conscientious--saying Thank You in our prayers at the Thanksgiving table or showing appreciation for family and friends.
Not every country celebrates a specific Thanksgiving holiday as we do; however, everywhere around the world, Thank You's are spoken each day. According to the "Ethnologue" database, there are "7,117 living languages" in existence. Take that number, multiply it by the population of each country, add the total of all of the countries in the world, and be sure to include the average number of times most people would use the phrase. And include an estimate of the number of Thanks You's that would be shown to God in prayer. It would certainly add up to an infinitesimal number!
As you give thanks, whether on Thanksgiving Day--or any other day--imagine the gratefulness that is expressed in all of the languages of the world--the languages that were also derived from the One above who gave us life.
Thank You and God's Blessings to you in this season of gratitude!
Psalm 106:1 - "Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever."
Psalms 92:1-2 - "It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High; to delcare Your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night."
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