Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Don't Just Give Thanks ... Say Thank You

I sent an email yesterday to a former mentor of mine. I wanted to say "thank you" to him for teaching me something very important about how to be a Christian and a priest. Today, I'm going to email an old friend from high school to thank her for her presence in my life these many years.

During this week of Thanksgiving, why not try this practice of saying thanks? Think of someone who has taught you something, shared an experience with you, stood by you, given you good advice, or made you laugh. Let that person know that you are grateful for their wisdom, friendship, and support.

It is easy, going around the table at Thanksgiving, to think of something we are thankful for. But how often do we say directly to another person ... "I am thankful for YOU"? God grants us many blessings, but surely the greatest blessings of all are those who travel the way with us.

Be swift to love. Make haste to be kind.

Say "thank you".



  1. We have so many people in our parish to be thankful for - what ever happened to Broad Shoulders?
    That was a good way to thank those to help us. Like the Thankful page in the LSJ.