Reading: I Peter 1: 3-5
When we are appreciative of something someone has done for us, we either say "thank you" or we send them a card, showing our gratitude. I learned the value of saying thank you first from my parents. When I was small they taught me to say thanks to someone who did something for me. They also told me that when they did something for me, like buying me shoes or taking me out to dinner, I should say thank you to them and show my appreciation.
When I was in college, our campus ministry pastor taught me more about thank yous. Anytime I would do something in the parish, he was very good at saying thanks. Even if it was something really small. Often times, I did not expect to hear a "thanks" but he gave me one anyway. It made me feel good and taught me that I should thank others for even the smallest things.
Likewise, we should make it a point to thank God for all God does for us-- even the small things. We should praise God's works everyday of our life. I know God will appreciate that! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray to God and say thanks!
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