The sweet taste of gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers.
In the spirit of the day, I pass along the following timely word from Chick Lane, director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN).

“How are you?” we often ask another person. Sometimes, we actually wonder. Other times, it is just another way of saying, “Hello.” Either way, at least in Minnesota, the answer is usually, “Fine.”I have two colleagues who have a different answer. They reply, “I am grateful.” Even though I have received this response from them many times, it still catches me off guard.

I don’t think I’m wired in the right way to say, “I am grateful,” but I hope that I live my life in such a way that this message comes through loud and clear. As we close in on Thanksgiving, it would probably be a good exercise for each one of us to ask ourselves, “How is it that my life communicates my gratitude for all God has done for me?” Or perhaps we should ask ourselves the more basic question, “Does my life communicate that I am grateful?”

So, how are you, friends? I hope you’re enjoying the sweet taste of gratefulness.

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