Thanking You, Thanking Me

One grandma gets thanks from her family by sending checks as gifts, but leaving them unsigned.
Relatives turn up quickly for a visit and a check signing. Is that what it takes to get a thank you?
When did we start being so rude? When did a simple thank you disappear? When did we
selfishly decide that we were too important to jot a little note for a kindness or a gift?
It’s so easy to thank folks now. It’s not even the cost of a scribble or a stamp. All we have to do
is text Thanks to a giver.
And yet, we linger in our own satisfaction for a gift received, ignoring the giver at all costs. I
hope this rudeness is not passed on to God. He gives more than a pair of skis or a coupon for the
Be careful to check your thanks this year, friends; before it starts happening to you!
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us
come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
(Psalm 95:1–2)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
(Psalm 100:4)

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