Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
—1 Chronicles 16:34
A mannerly child is lovely, but every parent knows that it takes a lot of teaching and training to produce one. When something nice has been done or something good has been given, the child is usually too absorbed enjoying it to respond. Only when the parent coaxes, “What do you say?” does the child say “Thank you.”
Our heavenly Father has the same problem with his children. We eat good food, wear comfortable clothes, drive nice cars, live in lovely houses, and enjoy pleasant weather, often without pausing to reflect on their source or to say “Thank you” to the giver.
Make it a point today to be aware of blessings received, and to say “Thank you.”
If you’re grateful, say so.