Thank you ...

How many times have you heard an adult encouraging a child to say those two words “Thank You?”


Do you need someone to repeat the same reminder to you?

When you serve others, only about 10% will thank you.

Realize this when you serve others, or else you are in for a big disappointment. Serving others is a thankless task.

Now, the other side of this coin is true too.

Though only 10% will thank you, make sure that you are the 10% that thanks others. When someone does something good for you, or nice to you, or something for you, thank them! Give them a card. Send them a plate of cookies. Just call them on the phone and tell them how much you appreciate them.

When was the last time you thanked the person who bagged your groceries, or your mail carrier, or your wife for doing the dishes, or your husband for mowing the lawn, or your kids for bringing their dirty clothes to the laundry room? If your kids are into recreational activities or sports, tell them to thank the coaches, the scout leaders, the music director.

Though only 10% of people thank you when you serve them, be the 10% that thanks others for serving you.

Be the tenth leper. Just forget about your to-do list, and come back to Jesus, fall at His feet, and say “thank you.”