How does it make you feel when you are truly appreciated by those around you? Are you more confident, relaxed, happy, creative? Does it make you want to do better and do more for those who show you appreciation?
I love to feel appreciated. When I do something for someone, or clean the entire freaking house while recovering from a cold, or just make a good meal after a week of mediocre; when they say thank you or exclaim in awe, I soar like I’ve been picked up by an eagle.
This got me to thinking about this month that we dub, the month of thanksgiving, thankfulness, appreciation. If we feel better about being appreciated, how do you think God feels when we give Him thanks? I have to ponder that we know God is saddened by our sin, so that leads me to believe that when we thank Him and give Him our appreciation, it must make Him happy. I love focusing my gratitude for the month of November, but I want to make sure that I focus on being thankful everyday of the year!