Today's daily devotion

Thank You

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.—HEBREWS 13:16 (NIV)

“What are you doing at 1:45 tomorrow afternoon?” my daughter Danielle asked. She told me she’d given her students the assignment of writing a letter of gratitude to someone who had impacted their lives.

“I wrote one to you, and I want to share it with you during my Zoom class tomorrow,” she said. I had been Danielle’s caregiver during her ordeal with breast cancer.

I joined Danielle’s virtual classroom with her middle-grade students, watching and listening as she read her letter to me. She read, “Thank you for loving me. I am so, so grateful for you. You’ve helped me grow into the woman I am today by being so supportive and encouraging. I am so glad you’re my mom.”

There are times as caregivers we don’t choose the situations in which we render our services. We do what we do not for the praise or gratitude, but because of who we are. We care enough to give of ourselves to others; that’s what makes us caregivers.

Caregiver, I may never have an opportunity to meet you in person or even virtually, but thank you for the sacrifices you make to serve others. You are making a difference in this world not only by what you do, but by who you are.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Father, give me a heart of gratitude and let me express my thanks to others.

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