I’m thinking it’s a coaster, but maybe it’ s just a decorative tile, setting on a side table near my favorite chair. It has just one word on it, printed in longhand script. I don’t even notice it every day, as it is only one ubiquitous item in a home where there are many other of such decorative mementos.
But when I do notice it, I always do what the one word suggests. The word on it is Thankful.So, when I do notice it, I can always bring to mind any of many things to thank the Lord for. As important as it is to be thankful, it ought to be more than a coaster or a plaque that generates that attitude of thanksgiving in me.
In the current Baptist Times magazine, our friend Dave Hardy rightly points out from his study of Romans 1, that “unthankfulness is the terminal attitude of man.” On the other hand, few would argue against the conclusion that a thankful spirit prolongs and adds countless benefits to our lives.