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Our Thank You Card

With a Grand Canyon grin and hands hidden behind her back, she made her way to her father.

“Surprise!” she yelled as she presented her dad with a flower molded out of play-doh. Even though it looked like it got ran over by a bus, it boasted all rainbow colors—and then some.

Kneeling, he wrapped her in a big hug; his eyes sparkled with appreciation. “Wow. Thanks Sweetie, this is beautiful.”

We will never be able to repay our parents for all they’ve done for us. But when we show them our gratitude through various expressions of love, they are overjoyed.

Our heavenly father expressed his love through 1 John 4:10; “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” How often do we show our appreciation? Or do we believe God’s acts of kindness and mercy are rights and not blessings? Undoubtedly, we cannot repay him for all he’s done. However, our gratitude humbly offered, will be accepted.  Every day we are alive, let us give thanks to God with a grateful heart.

Walking the Talk: Putting words into action

Create a Gratitude Diary as an ingenious thank you card to a deserving father. Every day God blesses you with the gift of life, record one thing you’re thankful for. It doesn’t have to be extravagant; it can be as simple as thanking God for his wonderful sunshine. Your Gratitude Diary can be an actual book or a word document. You can even choose to do a voice record on your phone, whatever works best in saying thank you.

About Amelia

Amelia Brown is from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is a 28 year old Guidance Counselor by profession, but a passionate writer at heart. Most of her articles written are aimed at stimulating positive change under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. She is also a published poet and a member of Faithwriters. Outside of writing, she enjoys volunteering, cooking, and turning frowns right side up. Amelia currently lives in New York.

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  1. Great article! Love the idea of a “Gratitude Diary”. This is the scripture that comes to my mind when reading this:

    1 Thes 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

  2. What a wonderful idea!
    I don’t think we realize just how much cultivating a heart of gratitude can affect our entire outlook and attitude. Once we make the effort to begin the list, it will grow longer and longer each day as we find more things to be thankful for. By focusing on the things we are thankful for we take our minds off those things we may otherwise find to complain about.

    • So true Melinda. When we count our blessings daily, we learn to appreciate the things we have, instead of focusing on the things we don’t.

  3. Amen in everything give thanks Wonderful article Amelia

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