“Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in Him is being talked about all over the world.”
Romans 1:8 (NLT)

You have 86,400 seconds in a day what are you going to do with them? It seems that gratefulness is a word that gets lost in all those seconds and minutes and hours in the rush and challenges of the day. Gratefulness is defined as “acknowledgment of having received something good from another.” It has been said, “God gave each of you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. The question is: Have you used one second to say thank you?” It was Margaret Cousins who said, “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” It has been shown that thankfulness will help relationships, improve your outlook, and even lower your blood pressure and keep you from getting sick. Begin today to look for ways in which you can thank others. Take notice of the people that rarely get a thank you from you. It might be the custodian at work that keeps your office clean or the gardener that makes things look so beautiful on the outside. And then make this declaration: “I declare I will make a concerted effort to become more grateful, consciously watching and listening for those opportunities to express my thankfulness.”