Ralph Howe Ministries

Sometimes I Am Not Thankful

May 17, 2021

I am bothered by a response that you now hear when you say “thank you” to someone


Instead of “You’re welcome” we now mostly hear “No problem!”


As I checked out with two turkeys yesterday I wanted to scream - “Of course it’s no problem. I am a gentle person, I am not angry, what I have caused you to become involved in is part of your job for which you are paid and is not really that taxing on your abilities….”


But, the real issue is how seldom you even hear people say “thank you”


As I was thinking about this all week - mostly because we were approaching Thanksgiving - God said that this was true even in my relationship with Him


That I am not expressing thanks to Him for who He is and all that He does for me


When I do something for someone I always appreciate it when they thank me for my time, my work, my concern…


It is always nice when you feel “appreciated” for who you are and what you have done


The other day I went a little above and beyond what would normally be expected of a person


And the people involved thanked me for taking the time to be there for them and for caring and sharing


It feels good when I know I’m appreciated — not just for what I do but for who I am

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