Gratefulness Isn’t Automatic

Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. Please accept now a gift from your servant.” 2 Kings 5:15

Despite Naaman’s anger at having to dip himself in the Jordan seven times, he returned to Elisha to thank him. Recall in the New Testament that ten were healed but only one came back to thank Jesus for healing him.

Gratefulness is a lifelong habit cultivated by thanking people. You can probably recall incidents where you were hurt by somebody NOT thanking you for something you had done for that person.

Sometimes those thanks come in words, letters, phone calls, or simple reciprocal deeds. Being thankful also encourages humility because we realize that we can’t do this thing called life alone. We need help in most steps along the way.

Throughout this day, consciously thank people who help you.

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