Monday, December 31, 2007

Saying Thankyou

“To have striven, to have made an effort, to have been true to certain ideals — this alone is worth the struggle. We are here to add what we can to, not to get what we can from, life.”
- Sir William Osler (1849-1919)

It's an obsession of mine. Searching for quotes where great truths are turned out in just a few words.

It is a clear pattern I have observed, those who are most thankful are the most generous. Those who are most generous with two little words, "Thank you" give encouragement to how God made mankind to live. In a state of giving grace.

The link below has a quote from a young man who just wanted to say thank you. To no one and to everyone. He happens to be a soldier. Serving far from home. A man who has fed captains and kings and seas of grunts in tents.

Martin Luther King had a dream about not seeing the color of one's skin. I would like to add to that dream not seeing the content of one's bank account. The young man featured in Diane Hardisty's column in The Californian on December 27th exemplifies the ideal.

Read the story in its entirety at

and make it a resolution for the New Year to say thank you to someone every day next year. You will be happy you did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Lydia, I did enjoy that so much! I can sure relate having four boys myself! Two of them are the age of yours, thereabouts!
Those pictures and your memories are what life is made of and we thank God for them! Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing that!
XO Trisha