Remembering to Say Thank You

Saying “Thank you” is one of the first lessons we try to teach our children. Some babies even learn to sign “Thank you” before they can talk. It’s an important lesson. Showing gratitude is a way of showing love, of showing that we appreciate the other person and what they have done for us.

But, I am convicted that many times I forget to say thank you. Sure, I pray a prayer of thanks when something major happens. If someone is miraculously healed or we unexpectedly get money we needed or someone I love finds a job after months of unemployment, I definitely pray and thank God!

But, I often forget about the little things- the fact that no one is sick in my house today, the fact that I have a comfortable house to live in, the fact that I have a husband who loves me and children that God has blessed me with.

Paul reminds us in Ephesians that we are to give thanks:

…always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20

We are to always be giving thanks to God for everything– not just the big things but also the little things in our lives. God blesses us in so many ways each and every day.

I need to remember to say “Thank you.”

2 Responses to Remembering to Say Thank You
  1. Barbie
    July 21, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    I love this. Learning to say thank you about those little things in life, that’s where it’s at. Learning to focus on the small things and be grateful every day!

  2. Dana
    July 21, 2010 | 9:49 pm

    Leah this is such a wonderful post and a great reminder of how good our God is and how sometimes as children of the King, we can forget to thank Him for being the Ruler of Our Lives,and Lover of our Souls. The Provider of our daily needs and Healer of our pain. He is a Mighty God worthy of ALL our Praise. Thanks so much for the beautiful reminder. May God continue to bless you as you bless others.