“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’”
William A. Ward
Two of the most powerful worlds in the English language are “thank you.” Recognizing the efforts or contributions of another person and expressing your sincere appreciation can have impact and meaning far beyond the moment that you say the words. Simply saying “thank you” to another person can be a beacon of light and hope in their entire day. It shows others that they matter, that their work matters, that their efforts matter.
How many of those seconds are spent in the aforementioned most powerful way? God gives us the precious gift of time. How do we spend it on others? It reminds me of this verse from Romans 14:12: “So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” How are you going to account for the 86,400 seconds you have today? Who’s life will you touch by simply saying “thank you?”