Gripes and Thanks

Do everything without complaining.
                     Philippians 2:14

Caryl Fry, a caring third grade teacher, was always available to her students for a one-on-one. All they had to do was request a meeting in writing.

One of her students jotted this note:

Mrs. Fry,
Can I git an appointment to gripe?

Most of us don’t need an appointment to gripe. We’re pretty good at just letting it rip when things go sour.

But now and then something else rings our bell. The psalmist was having a good day: “The Lord has been good to you,” he said to himself—which led him to ask, “How can I repay the Lord for all his goodness to me?” (Ps. 116:7, 12).

He might be satisfied with a heartfelt “Thank You.” He doesn’t hear that often enough.

Carve out a few of today’s 86,400
seconds to say “Thank You.”

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