God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart
I love a thankful heart. Saying thank you in person, writing thank you notes, sending a thank you by email, or thanking someone over the phone...do you take the time? My husband sure does. Ernie has an attitude of gratitude and a day never goes by that he doesn't thank me for something. He does it with words, flowers, chocolate, hugs, kisses, emails, sticky notes and gifts. Recently, as I headed to bed and reached over to turn off my bedside lamp, the Willow Tree figurine pictured above was sitting on my nightstand. I knew immediately who had put it there and I will treasure it always. It wasn't my birthday, or Mother's Day, or our anniversary, or Christmas. He said he just wanted to thank me. I'm going to strive to be more like him. I don't want it to become a lost art.
I think we often feel thankful, but we just don't take the time to express it. That is where we fall short. I read that "gratitude unexpressed is ingratitude". Ouch! Find a way to express your gratitude to someone today. The recipient will surely be blessed!