I have been thinking a lot lately about how I need to be thankful!  A few weeks ago, I did something for someone and they were very thankful!  It really was not a big deal.  My action was a very small thing, but it really seemed to make a big difference in this person’s life.  They were really thankful and wanted to express it, so that they made sure that I knew they were thankful again and again.

There are many times that I will go out of my way to do something for someone and they fail to show one ounce of thankfulness.  It is really not a big deal!  I don’t do the things I do for a thank you, but it is always nice when I get one, especially when I get one and you can tell that the person really does mean it!

I think that I miss a lot of opportunities to express my thankfulness!  I am trying to get better!  I am trying to pay attention, but I have a lot of messed up habits to work through and get over.  The important thing – is that I am trying!   And I encourage you to try!

Take some time in the upcoming week to thank about all that you have to be thankful for!  We live in a free country and should be thankful for the men and women who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we often take for granted.  Notice in your everyday life – all of the things that other people do to make your life better and take some time to say:  “THANK YOU!”