When businesses host a “Customer Appreciation Day,” they offer special pricing to express their gratitude to customers.
Appreciation is best summed up in the depth of our gratitude. Cicero claimed; “gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” (Cicero, ‘Pro Plancio,’ 54 B.C.)
When was the last time we expressed gratitude?
What actions or qualities move us to be thankful?
How often do we express our gratitude?
Have we considered why we are thankful?
Let us express gratitude for the physical and spiritual ways God has blessed our lives. To Him be the glory.
Today is Thanksgiving. While we are thankful everyday, there is something special about the opportunity to focus on those specific areas and people in our lives for which we give thanks.
On a personal note, today is more special than just Thanksgiving. Today is the celebration of a day the most special woman in my life was born. Today is my wife’s birthday and I want to share a few reasons I am thankful for her and our life together.
I am thankful for her selfless giving. If there was ever a person born with a servant’s heart, it is her.
I am thankful for her love. This special woman continues to teach me what love means, just by her example.
I am thankful for her counsel. Her wisdom has shaped me as a husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
I am thankful for her friendship. Those who know her as a friend are blessed, and I am blessed above all.
Her life is one dedicated to putting others above herself.
There is no one on earth I am closer to and no one I am more thankful for in my life. Happy birthday to the most beautiful, special, thoughtful, and lovely woman I know. TTBOTM