Monday, November 21, 2011

Two Little Words

Thank you.

Two little words. They mean so much and yet are used so little. How often do we go through the day and forget to use these basic words of courtesy?

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Do you thank the person at the grocery store when they bag our groceries?
Do you thank your husband or child when they hand you something?
Do you thank the person who holds the door open for you at the post office?
Do you thank the person at church who takes care of your child in the nursery?
Do you thank people at church who do a job no one notices?

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Just two little words. Why is it so difficult to remember to say thank you?

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Last night our church hosted a dinner for the local fire department. We wanted to say, "Thank you." To show them they were appreciated. We gave them a certificate of appreciation from our church for their dedication and service.

The president of the fire company said that this was the first time in his 20 years of service that a community agency had ever said, "Thank you."

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That makes me sad. Thank you should be a natural response flowing out of a grateful heart. Yet, so often it is not even on our minds, let alone on our tongues.

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Let's remember those two little words that mean so much to so many people.

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And let me just say, "Thank YOU to those of you who read my blog and comment on a regular basis." I love to write. I have a desire to encourage others. Knowing *and* hearing that what I have written has encouraged you in some way keeps *me* encouraged. So thank you!

Won't you join us in counting our blessings?