What do you mean just
Some people do not
mind telling you what they think. It has been often called putting in your two
cents; however, some don’t want to be cheated so they will give you fifty cent
In our part of the
world, it’s the season of Thanksgiving. This season should be about more than a
day off from work, turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, corn, green beans,
pecan pie and chocolate cake. It’s not really about watching your favorite football
team, relaxing in the recliner after eating too much or standing in long lines waiting for the sales on black Friday.
This season should be about
what the compound word suggests, giving of thanks.
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For whom are you the
most thankful? Have you told them lately? Why not? If you have been blessed
with family and friends, it is ok to tell them that you are thankful that they
are part of your life. Instead of putting in your two cent worth on something
that doesn’t amount to a hill of beans, how about putting fifty cents worth
into showing your thanks and appreciation for those in your world.
I am personally
thankful for: an awesome God who has blessed me tremendously, a beautiful wife
who makes me complete, two wonderful daughters, two good sons-in-law, 3 fantastic
grandsons, a terrific mother-in-law, fabulous other family members: a sister, brothers,
sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, adopted daughters and sons, a superb
pastor and his family, a marvelous church family and some of the best friends
that a person could request. My life would be incomplete without each of these
We don’t have to wait
until a certain season to show thanks or give thanks. We can incorporate a
spirit of thankfulness into our lives so that it remains on display all of the
If you have a hard
time telling someone thank you, I love you or I appreciate you, let today be
the day when you start a new habit. It can change your entire outlook on life. If
you feel uncomfortable, practice in front of a mirror until you feel
Don’t delay, do it
today. JUST SAY IT!
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