The Value of Thanks


Uplift, encourage and praise people. Give people recognition. Do you realize how much just a few words of encouragement can change a person’s entire day? How often do we hear words of praise? Many of us work hard at helping others on a daily basis. So often, the jobs that people do, are jobs of service to other people. How often do you take those services for granted? Waitress, nursing, teaching, counseling, law enforcement, cashiers, bank tellers, ministry, postal workers, construction, road service crew, bus/taxi drivers, you name it; the list is endless. Every job we do is a service of some type. Recognize what other people are doing to serve you. These people work hard. People need to be recognized. Taking these people and their services for granted, is selfish on our part.

God desires us to love one another. God asks us to encourage one another and build each other up. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:11. Let us focus on being positive and encouraging. Say thank you. Tell someone you recognize their hard work and effort. If you will speak uplifting words to at least one person each day, you will be a part of what God calls us to do. Love and peace. Encouragement and hope. These are the things of value. These are the things Jesus taught us. Let us focus on being a source of hope to someone today.

 If it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. ROMANS 12:8

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. HEBREWS 3:13

God is with us.


© Layla Freeman 2018
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
All Rights Reserved 
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