We officially celebrated Thanksgiving a month before Christmas. I have often thought that we should celebrate it the month after Christmas. During the Christmas season, many of us will receive and receive some more. We will be blessed with gifts, cards, and love through the next several days. I want to remind everyone to say thanks for what they receive.
1. Thank the Person.
I do not equate a passive “thank you” a second after you open a gift with being truly grateful. Stop what you are doing at some point and look the other person in the eye and say, “I want to thank you for …” If that opportunity does not present itself then sit down and write a thank you card. Express your gratitude for what other people do for you.
2. Thank God.
As Christians, we believe that God is the source of all things. He gave people their lives, their jobs and their connection to you. They took the blessings in their life and shared them with you. Take a moment to pause and say “Thank you God” for this wonderful item and these special people.
In the joy of the holiday season be sure and take a few minutes to be thankful for the blessings you have received. It will not be a repayment for what you were given, but it will be a step closer to joy for both of you.