Psalm 106:1, “Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.”
“A story is told about a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, who was part of a life-saving squad. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Edward Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue 17 passengers. In the process, his health was permanently damaged. Some years later at his funeral, it was noted that not one of the people he rescued ever thanked him.” Our Daily Bread, February 20, 1994.
Some don’t say “Thank you” because they were never taught to be grateful. Fewer parents teach their children manners anymore.
Some people don’t say “Thank you” because they procrastinate. They say they will do it later, but they never do. Procrastination is the enemy of time. Get to it while you still have the time.
Some people don’t say “Thank you” because they are simply ungrateful. They believe life owes them something. Why say “Thank you” when I already deserve it?
- LACK OF CONSIDERATION
Some people don’t say “Thank you” they never realize the efforts you put. Few people consider the efforts that go behind the work you put in. Few people value the contributions of others.
- SUPERIORITY COMPLEX
Some people don’t say “Thank you” because you are too low on their perceived social ladder. They expect you to serve them. They would gladly say “Thank you” to people they consider important.
Some people find it hard to say thank you because they are in pain. The struggles they are facing scream louder than any silver linings they could see in the midst of their suffering. They cannot pay attention to the possibility of anything being good, when their circumstances are dictating pain and suffering. What’s there to be thankful for when life hurts? They reason.
Some people cannot say “Thank you” because they are displeased and dissatisfied with the results or situation. They want more, and better. They cannot say “Thank you” for the small, paltry results. How could they? They deserve more and better.
- This #Thanksgiving, remember to have the attitude of gratitude. Ingratitude attitude = immaturity.
- This #Thanksgiving, remember to say “Thank you.” Gratitude is a rare commodity these days. Be a #ThankingMachine
- This #Thanksgiving, be thankful for all your blessings; life would be very different without all your blessings.
To Do …
- Tell God how thankful you are. Tell Him for what you are thankful.
- Stop the Thanksgiving feast procession this Thursday, to read out your Thanksgiving list to your family.
- Write a letter, make a call, email, or send a Twitter/Facebook message to someone to whom you are thankful. Tell them the exact things for what you are thankful.