What Do You Say? – Thank you.
by Janis Cox
Last weekend we held a community garage sale. My granddaughter who is 6 was visiting us. She wanted to sell lemonade and her copies of her “books”.
We set up the lemonade stand and book table beside Grandma’s. She had a wonderful time, sold some books and lots of lemonade.
Every time as someone said, “That was wonderful lemonade” or “Oh that lemonade was delicious”, I waited for her to say those special words.
But I had to say these words to her: “What do you say?”
“Thank you”, she replied.
Are we like that? Do we have blessings overflowing but do we need someone to remind us:
“What do you say?”
Practice praising and thanking Me [Jesus] continuously through the day (Jesus Calling). (Click to Tweet this)
We all need reminders. The Bible is full of them.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name (Psalm 100:4, NIV).
Here are some suggestions to help us remember to say our thanks to God:
- Read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
- Read Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg
- Start a Gifts Journal – start counting each day
- Make a Gratitude Box
- Follow Can I Joy Dare You?
Lord, we do thank You for all the blessings you bestow on us. We are sorry that we forget to say those little words – thank You. Help us learn to be more grateful as we strive to remember this simple little thing. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild and Inscribe Writers Fellowship.
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Such a good thought Jan. I do always thank people where ever I am. Good manners were drummed into me as a child. With your influence in your grand daughter’s life she will learn to draw close to God and be thankful for His hand upon her life.