I decided every day this month, I'd send a note of thanks to someone who has blessed me in some way. January has 31 days, and I have the feeling I am going to run out of days before I run out of people to thank! When I sit down and think about it, I have been abundantly blessed by a vast number of people.
To encourage a spirit of appreciation, I'm hosting a fun contest of sorts on my Facebook page (go here and read the Note for all the details)--if you join me in celebrating by sending a thank-you message to someone who has blessed you, both you and your "thankee" will go into a drawing to receive a gift basket of goodies. Just my way of saying thank-you for expressing appreciation. :o)
At the top of everyone's list of blessings-givers, hopefully, is God. During the month of the December, I prayed for my 2012 focus verse, and the words from Deuteronomy 31:6 consistently came to me. Look at this: "Be strong and courageous; don't be afraid or terrified... For it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you." Now there is a terrific reason to thank Him--He is my constant companion, always trustworthy, always a Source of comfort and strength. If I knew the address of Heaven, I'd be sending a deeply appreciative note!
Feel free to join me in expressing appreciation to someone...saying "thanks" makes you feel pretty good. :o)
God bless you muchly as you journey with Him! ~Kim