Is it Too Late to Say Thank You?

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” ― William Blake

Thank you for sharing your dinner.
Thank you for the phone calls, even the one’s I didn’t return.
Thank you for coming over to visit.
Thank you for sharing nachos even when I know you wanted something else.
Thank you for not saying a word when you knew I needed to stew some more.
Thank you for being nice even when I wasn’t very nice to be with.
Thank you for making my sister feel good about her decision.
Thank you for loving the people that I love so much.
Thank you for buying my lunch that day.
Thank you for sending me that song.
Thank you for picking up my mess and never saying a word to scold me.
Thank you for laughing along with my stupid stories you’ve heard too many times before.
Thank you for having the guts to tell me the truth.
Thank you for praying for me, again and again.
Thank you for hanging out with my friends even when it’s not a very fun evening.
Thank you for putting up with my family.
Thank you for keeping secrets.
Thank you for going with me to all those rock concerts (that weren’t that much fun for you).
Thank you for telling me the truth about that shirt.
Thank you for not telling my mother the truth about that dress.
Thank you for spending extra time with the kids so I could have a break, even when you deserved one too.
Thank you for sharing your weakness with me.
Thank you for letting me apologize, too many times.
Thank you for not making be feel guilty.
Thank you for sitting with me and not saying a word.
Thank you for sitting with me in the hospital.
Thank you for waiting until we’re alone to let me know…
Thank you for remembering to contact me – just when I needed it.
Thank you for that note and not an email or text.
Thank you for being persistent – and for knowing when to back off.
Thank you for cleaning up another one of my messes – again.
Thank you for sitting and listening with such patience while I talked too much.
Thank you for helping me figure out my phone.
Thank you for letting me remember what really matters.
Thank you for helping me when I didn’t even know I needed help.
Thank you for being such a good example for me and my family.
Thank you for asking for forgiveness.
Thank you for that gift, it means so much to me.
Thank you for not having to be asked.
Thank you for giving me a ride that day and telling me your story.
Thank you for holding my hand.
Thank you for bringing those meals over when I didn’t realize how much I needed.
Thank you for being a good example.
Thank you for telling me how important I am, even when we both know you’re really just being nice.
Thank you for helping me solve that problem, and making me think I did it on my own.
Thank you for listening to me when I don’t really know how to say it.
Thank you for making me feel more important than is true.
Thank you for going to a lot of trouble to help others I care about.
Thank you for sitting next to me when it seemed like others didn’t want to.
Thank you for those lemons.
Thank you for making sacrifices for the benefit of others.
Thank you for sharing a wonderful adventure I never would have done on my own.
Thank you for waiting patiently for me.
Thank you for walking across the hot parking lot to just say hello.
Thank you for remembering me.
Thank you for helping to tie my shoe.
Thank you for that book, it meant so much.
Thank you for reminding me what really matters.

“St. Augustine said, “The very pleasures of human life men acquire by difficulties.” There are times when the entire arrangement of our existence is disrupted and we long then for just one ordinary day – seeing our ordinary life as greatly desirable, even wonderful, in the light of the terrible disruption that has taken place. Difficulty opens our eyes to pleasures we had taken for granted.” ― Elisabeth Elliot

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