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I love language. I love words. Words are the way ideas are conveyed and understood. Words are the core of communication.
What’s the greatest word of all time? Many words might qualify for such a list. While terms like love, friends, hope and the like certainly should be included as word stars, I would propose another one — THANKS!
Expressing gratitude is something we do far too infrequently, especially when we consider the good that comes when we do. Saying thanks strengthens relationships. It also decreases selfishness. It moves us outside of our own world and includes others and their positive impact and influence on us. It demonstrates careful and conscientious thought. You’ve got to think before you can thank! When you think about the blessings in your life, your natural response will be to give thanks!
Thanks is an important word to God also. It connects us to Him. The New Testament writer, Paul, inspired by God’s Holy Spirit, writes in Ephesians 5:20 (NIV) “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
There are many great words that should regularly be spoken, “thanks” is one! Who do you need to thank today?