Today's Action Step: Write a short Thank-you card or note to someone.

A little thankfulness goes a long way. Every day you have people in your life that serve you in some capacity. Maybe it is a loved one who is thoughtful. Maybe it is the police officer that keeps you safe. Maybe it's the secretary who keeps your schedule running smoothly or the friend that walks with you to class every day.

When is the last time you've taken a moment to just say, "Thank You?" Those two words are incredibly powerful. They show an attitude of humility that doesn't act like you "deserve" what people do for you as if you're better than others. And they show an attitude of appreciation that doesn't take people for granted.

And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.’ When he saw them he said to them, ‘Go and show yourself to the priests.’ And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, ‘Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?’
— Luke 17:12-17, ESV

In this story, Jesus healed ten people who were suffering from a terrible skin disease. All ten were healed, and yet only one returned to say, "Thank You." Only one understood the importance of gratitude. Let us understand the importance of being grateful and saying "Thank You" to others today.

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