Small Acts of Kindness: Thank You!

By Bonita Y. McCoy

 In Lysa Terkeurst’s book The Best Yes, she tells us that two of the most important words in the English language are yes and no. Why? Because they guide the direction of our lives.

How we use these two words and when we use them can change us forever. These words seem so little, but if you think about it, it’s true. These two words are potent.

I would like, however, to add a third set of words.

Thank You. 

This month, my focus is on thankfulness, so today, I wanted to unpack the importance of saying “Thank You.”

I believe that when we say thank you to others we are doing several things. We’re admitting that we needed help: we are acknowledging their talents or expertise in an area, and we are showing gratitude for their willingness to come to our aid.

In the same way, I believe when we say thank you to our Father we are humbling ourselves and acknowledging that we can’t do life without him. As King David said it is in him that we live, and move, and have our being.

The Lord loves a contrite and humble heart. Through thanksgiving, we keep our hearts tender before him. Showing gratitude, allows us to be aware of the goodness and kindness of our God, giving him the glory for all the good things he does.

Today, I challenge you to look for God’s goodness and take a moment to give thanks. It will lift your heart and remind you how much he loves you.


Hello! I’m Bonita Y. McCoy. I hail from the Great State of Alabama where I live on a five-acre farm with three horses, two dogs, two cats, and one husband who I’ve had for over twenty-five years. I am a mother to three mostly grown sons and one beautiful daughter-in-law who joined us from Japan. I love God, and I love to write. My blog is an expression of both these passions. Drop by and visit. www.beautifulpiecesofgrace.blogspot.com 

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