On Giving Thanks

“Thank you for buying me that new jacket,” my daughter says as she hugs me.

“Thank you for taking us out to dinner,” my son says as the waiter presents us with the check.

“Thank you for buying salami,” my daughter says as we carefully put the groceries away.

“Thank you for letting me have a friend over today,” my youngest daughter says at the end of a quiet weekend.

“Thank you for letting me eat pasta for breakfast this morning.”

My children are thankful.  They know how to communicate their thankfulness.

Even when things don’t go their way, they somehow know to give thanks to me and Ben for the things in life that they enjoy.  Sometimes the things they give thanks for are simple.  Sometimes they are profound.  But they always give thanks with hearts full of joy.

I have a lot to learn from my children!  Family photo 2010

I Thessalonians 5:18:

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
~ Nancy

– See more at: http://chosenfamilies.org/author/prosthetic-memory/page/4/#sthash.C2aZZ1Hu.dpuf

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