I got a thank you note in the mail yesterday from one of our graduates I had given a small gift to. The gift wasn't anything fancy, but the note meant a lot! It said to me that the gift was appreciated no matter how small; it was acknowledged. I've noticed lately that the "art of giving thanks", has just about died out in our society. Very few people write thank you notes anymore, and even verbally saying "thank you" falls across fewer and fewer lips as well as ears. It's as though we've become a people that believe we just deserve things - like others owe us or it's just expected. Then I thought about how often I neglect to stop and acknowledge God's precious daily gifts - like they're just owed to me or expected. I take Him for granted...shame on me! The Psalmists knew the importance of thankfulness - acknowledging God's goodness and faithfulness! Just a few examples: Psalm 30:12 "that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever." Psalm 105:1 "Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done." Psalm 107:1-2 "Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say this--" Today, let's take time to stop, sit and write God a thank you note. It's the very least we could do; don't you think? :)