Appreciate what you have before it turns into what you had.—unknown
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Philippians 2:3
So many people today do not take the time to say thank you. You hold a door for someone, tell someone their gas cap is open, or point them out of the way of danger and not even a simple thank you. Why is it? Some of the reasons given are; no one ever taught them, their “too busy”, or even “You don’t have to thank people for every little thing.” My personal thought is—pride. They don’t think they have to say thank you because they THINK they have done it all for themselves.
I am reminded in Romans 1:21 where Paul tells us, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” (Emphasis mine.) In a nutshell he said, “Because they were not thankful for what God had done for them, they developed wicked thought processes and they became blind to anything which was good.” (Doesn’t that sound like today???)
Let this be a reminder for all of us not only to think about being thankful but to SAY IT!