How many times a day do you say, “Thank You”? I bet that it is quite a few.
Do we recognize how often we are thankful for the little things? Perhaps it is as uncomplicated as receiving good service at the local coffee shop. As simple as someone holding a door for you. There are so many things to be thankful for, every day.
Received a compliment? Say thank you. It goes a long way.
Today I tried to place close attention to each time I said, “thank you”. I was surprised by how often I did. Most of the time I was talking to myself. I would say simple phrases like; “Thank God”, or “thank goodness”. Usually, it was when I was trying to solve a problem, and I found the answer. Other times it was an affirmation that someone else’s problem was resolved, such as in, “You’re feeling better? Thank goodness.”
Of course, there are events in our lives that we are thankful to have happened. Big things that we remember forever. The birth of a child. The day we marry or one of our family members marries. We are grateful for birthdays, anniversaries, and family reunions. Sharing these milestones with others are all ways in which we express our gratitude. Friends and family are the people we are most thankful for.
When you get older, you are thankful for a good night’s sleep. You can be thankful when your favorite football team wins or when the Green Bay Packers lose.
But it is the small things we overlook. We can be thankful for the daily sunrise because it is a chance to start anew. Each day is a blessing. We can be equally thankful for a sunny day and a rainy one. They both have their place making the world a place that supports life.
With so many little things to be thankful for, how can we be unhappy? We should always be thankful for all we have, big or small.
It is an easy word to say, try it... “Thanks!”
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