Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gratitude = Doing Dishes

Gratitute requires action. I have heard that the difference between thankfulness and gratitude is similar to going to eat at someone else's house. A thankful person will compliment the good food and company. A grateful person will clean off the table and help with the dishes.
-- printed in the Indiana South Wesleyan

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

DEAR ABBY'S PRAYER
Oh, Heavenly Father,
We thank thee for food and
remember the hungry.
We thank thee for health and
remember the sick.
We thank thee for freedom and
remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir
US TO SERVICE.
That thy gifts to us may be
USED FOR OTHERS.
Amen.

Wayne Field said...

Amen to that Mark. Great to touch base again. Hoping to keep up with you blog.

Pastor Al said...

God used the dish washer to lead me to Christ...although there were several individuals with more formalized training. It was his spirit that caused me to listen. To this day...dish washers consistantly turn my head.