Here we are a week from celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. Even prior to this great time of celebration, we’ve heard a lot about being thankful. As I was meditating on gratitude, I had the thought, what does my gratitude looks like? How does it appear in “visible” , “concrete” form? “Can I put a picture on it? I mean… I know all too well what my gratitude sounds like: “I thank you”. “I appreciate that.” “Much oblige.” And sometimes even just… “Thanks.” We tend to say one or more of these phrases when someone has done something for us. These phrases, however, are all well and good for the simple fact that acknowledging gratefulness from a sincere heart is always in order.
But now that we know what our gratitude can sound like, have you considered what your gratitude really looks like? Have you thought of taking your gratitude a step further, no matter how big or small the gesture? Can you put a picture on it? Gratitude looks like “Someone taking the time to do something (in concrete form) to show their appreciation in response to a kind act or gesture done for them.” Now that’s what gratitude looks like. Let me encourage you this month, and all throughout your life to put a picture on your gratitude. Let’s not only say, “thank you,” but “show” appreciation by putting our gratitude in action.
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17. ESV).
Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You for blessing me to show gratitude to You and others. in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com
May the blessings of the Lord be with you today. Happy Thanksgiving :)!