Taking opportunities to say “thanks”

A great idea from Pete’s Parish newsletter with “thanks”  🙂

G K Chesterton once said, “You say grace before meals. All Right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

Perhaps he had been reading the Apostle Paul when he says:

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”(1Thess 5:16-18)

May 30th has been declared the National Day of Thanksgiving, and I would like to encourage everyone in our church community to take this opportunity to think of one special person in their life – perhaps your doctor, teacher, pharmacist, bus driver or check-out person in the supermarket – and find time to thank them for their service to you through a spoken word, a card or whatever seems most natural.

One expression of thanks might not seem that significant, but can you imagine the impact of 300 expressions of thanks?

Who will you appreciate (see www.thanksgiving.org.au)

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