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**SOMETIMES SAYING "THANK YOU" IS NOT ENOUGH**

Sunday, June 04, 2017

I came across this today while trying to find a "thank you" to so many of you...this pretty much says it all.....
Sometimes saying “thank you” just doesn’t seem like enough. I have been blessed in so many different ways over the past two months that I feel like a simple “thanks” is not adequate. What am I saying? An elaborate “thank you” doesn’t seem to be enough either. How do you convey to someone that what they have done for you was unexpected, gracious and more than generous?

I have been thinking about the blessings in my life a lot over the past few months. Don’t get me wrong, I count my blessings every day. But over the past couple of months I have been overwhelmed by many things. I thank God for them (talk about a simple “thank you” sounding quite weak) and I thank others verbally or by sending cards but these kinds of blessings deserve shouts and jumps for joy.

The more I think about the “perfect thank you”, the more I think that the only way to show gratitude is to be a blessing to someone else. Maybe a blessing isn’t meant to be re-paid, but meant to be passed on. Kind of like the love of God. You cannot repay God for the love and the sacrifice (not to mention the grace). You can only pass along the love of God to someone else.

To those of you who have so generously blessed me over the past couple of months and throughout my life (you know who you are), I say a very heartfelt “Thank you” and I want to let you know I will do my best to be a blessing to someone else.

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