Usually it’s the parents who coach the kids on manners. But Asher, our 3 year old, has flipped the roles. He loves “thank you” and “you’re welcome” so much that he’ll often do both before you can get a word in edgewise. I hand him his morning glass of milk and he pipes up: “Thank you, Mommy. You’re welcome, Mommy.” Or I’ll hear him observe, out loud, as he puts his dishes in the sink: “Thank you, Asher. You’re welcome, Asher.”

Asher is always gently reminding us to give thanks.
So is God…

There are dozens of scriptures that remind us to be thankful, but one of my favorite is this: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

Thanksgiving can retune your heart, even on the hardest days. Try this, today look for five things you are thankful for. Write them down- in a journal, or on a pad of paper, or in a note on your phone. Tomorrow, add 5 more. Do that every day this week. You won’t run out. When, like Asher, you start to love giving thanks, you’ll find it changes the tenor of your days and has a beautiful effect on your heart.

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