“Say thank you” is a three word phrase I repeat often on a day-to-day basis, to my own kids and to my students. But I remind myself as well. A message one of our pastor’s gave a while back preached on Phil. 2:14: “Do everything without complaining or arguing.” I thought, Wow, I could spend my whole life meditating on that one statement. Ever since, I’ve strived to set a much better example of that verse. Of course, there’s soooooooooooo much for me to give thanks for so why should I complain? My family & friends, my job, my home, food on the table, a car that works, clothes on my back. But honestly, all the material stuff could be gone tomorrow and I’d be just fine. Being blessed doesn’t equal having stuff, although most Americans seem to think so. The thing I’m most thankful for has no price tag- my salvation in Jesus Christ. Which means the best is yet to come. Our time here is temporary and everything will one day decay. But no matter what, I have a glorious future! So my Thanksgiving isn’t relegated to one day a year. My thanks is eternal, but I pray every day of this life when my daughters hug me, or my husband kisses me, or I witness a wonderful moment in nature, I’ll respond to the still small whisper of God, “Say thank you, Jamie.” ~Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! If you’re reading this, I’m thankful for you and I love you!!!