Tuesday, November 14

Gratitude For The Overlooked

There are people who impact our lives in undeniable ways: spouses, children, bosses, coworkers. Sometimes our encounters leave us exhilarated sometimes exhausted but those encounters leave a mark daily.

There are, however, countless others who make our lives function who often can, in our haste, become all but invisible. Custodians, clerks, baristas, child care workers, theater bathroom attendants… the list goes on.

Take time today to notice those you pass by on a regular basis and take a moment to acknowledge them with gratitude for all they do. A smile, a “thanks for doing a good job” will not only brighten their day but yours as well.

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy

Philippians 1:3-4 (NIV)