“Gee, Thanks” This sentiment is often the sum total of the expression of gratitude people experience in our current culture. Gratitude is a discipline. Thankfulness is a practice. The problem is that it is more and more a lost art.
Thanksgiving is thanks given.
Facebook culture is spreading a status update concept for expressing things you are thankful for. This is a good thing because stopping to think about why you are thankful makes you more thankful.
I want to challenge you to go beyond status updates though. The challenge is to give thanks in personal ways this season. Everyday do something that requires you to go out of your way to givethanks.
Express thankfulness in words spoken instead of typed. Express it personally and not just technologically. Express thanks in doing not just in saying.
There is so much to be thankful for, so many people to be thankful for, and so many blessings to be thankful for.
So if you take this challenge…starting today and everyday until Thanksgiving…do something to givethanks.
BTW…Sunday we start a series called “G Thanks.” We will be learning about what the Bible has to say about Giving, Growing in, and getting thanks in life. See you Sunday at 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00.