1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV)
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Have you ever given a gift to or done a favor for someone who didn’t express appreciation? It’s not much fun and certainly doesn’t inspire us to give to that person again. If we’re honest, we all have to admit that we’ve failed to say thank you.
Think about the people in service positions we encounter daily. Do you thank the folks at the dry cleaners when your shirts are ready when promised? How about saying thanks to the person behind the counter in the fast food restaurant? Do you express appreciation to the people in your office who answer the phone or process the mail?
Everyone likes to be appreciated, to hear “thank you” for things they’ve done well. Why not start today by saying thanks to the people who make your day run so smoothly. While you’re at it, thank God for all His blessings in your life.
Saying “thank you” is always appreciated. It sure makes the day a bit brighter.
Dear Lord, we want to take a minute to pray for those that serve each and every day. Help us to take a minute to thank them for the work that they do. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.