Please And Double Thank You

I believe we should say thank you twice as much as we say please. I also believe our gratitude should be louder than our request. Ashley and I have just received some incredible news, that we will be thankful for, the rest of our lives. We just pray to make sure we are always reflecting thankfulness.

If not careful, people can forget what it felt like, prior to the blessing, and that is very dangerous. It’s dangerous, not because you could lose the blessing, but because you could lose sight of The One who gave the blessing. The gift, as precious as it is, is never as precious, as The Scarred Hands who gave it!

I am by no means bragging, but reminding myself to cry out in gratitude, for what my tears once prayed for. May we never forget what it felt like, before our prayers were answered. So we’ll never forget to say thank you, and to repeat it continuously!

Second

Second, the same word used to reference the base unit of time, shares its name with a reference to the number two. That is no accident. While time is precious, we must remember that our plans, schedules, and daily lives should be second to the needs of others.

It’s not that our situations aren’t important, no more than a second isn’t significant, but each is only a part of a larger unit. As seconds make up minutes, which make up hours, our lives are meant to partner with others to produce a life that is better for all. Just as a second is closely followed by another, our lives should touch others’ lives.

A smile, a compliment, putting someone else first, all of these seemingly small things, make someone else’s life better. It may only take a second to add value to someone else, but no matter how much time it takes, it’s building something more.

The wonderful thing about a second is, it implies that it is not by itself. It has both followed something, and points to something beyond it. Being second is wonderful because it shows that you value someone higher than you do yourself. It also produces a chain reaction, that multiplies into the lives of others around you. Many times it returns its favors to the one who stepped back, so that others could step forward.