Are we all aware of that song, so that we can recognise that we have to give thanks to God for all He has done for us, and we are supposed to thank everyone for whatever they have done for us? So often persons accept what has been done for them, and yet they don’t bother to say thank you.
If we meditate on this, we will become aware of how often people refuse to give thanks for all that is taking place in their lives. When persons are given a job, do they say thank you to their Boss, or do they just accept the job? When they are paid weekly or monthly, do they give thanks for this? Is it all about them, and what they think that should be given to them because of their work, and so, no thanks? Will their Boss say thank you to them if they are working very well? Giving thanks to each other is very important.
When persons are being trained in the gym, in sports, in schools, universities, in music and anything at all, do they give thanks to those who are training them? It is almost as if the person is doing their duty, and no matter how well they have worked it out, it is all about them and their efforts, and so they never give thanks.
So often we have people who are poor or homeless, and they approach persons to give them a contribution. In some cases, when they are given something, they just accept it and don’t say thank you. In fact, they look at what has been given, and are disappointed as they think they were not given a big amount. Why are we to judge persons for whatever they have given to us? No matter how big or small, we ought to say thank you, as that person has assisted us.
Some people too are generous, and they just give without being asked. We should really be appreciative of this, and say thank you, thank you, thank you. Even if persons buy the things that they want, they should be thanked by the person who is making the sale, and so we need to hear many more thanks for all that is going on in all activities.
When persons are encountering difficulties, or they need something to be done on their behalf, they pray to the Lord for assistance. The Lord assists everyone in mysterious ways, and even if we are not aware of His assistance, we should thank Him for all He has done for us. Sometimes we recognise the service people are doing not only for us, but for others, and so we should thank The Lord for all they are doing in their life’s journey. For instance, when the hurricane Matthew did not have a terrible effect on some of us here, we had to thank God for this, especially as we saw what happened in other places and countries.
If you are impressed with your friends, or family, or strangers, send them thanks via E-mail, Whatsapp, Text, a Phone call, or just send a letter to them, giving thanks for what you have appreciated. Please do not accuse or get mad at anyone for not saying thank you, as sometimes even we ourselves forget to say thank you too. There should be no excuses for not giving thanks. Please just do it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognising that you ought to give thanks in every aspect of your life, thanking God first and foremost, and then thanking all others who have assisted you in any way. Merci Beaucoup!