Sunday, September 19, 2010

2nd Annual Thank You Sunday

Last year, on October 9th we were sitting in an hotel room in Manila waiting to go to Sunday service at one of the large churches in the Green Hills Center. Just days before we had escaped the ravages of Ondoy and Pepeng the Tsunamis.

Riding in a diesel powered SUV on the highway from Manila to Baquio, we suddenly encountered rising waters... 6 inches, 9 inches, 1 foot, 2 feet, etc.

The dam waters had been released and the public didn't know. The rising of the waters reached over 10 feet and more than 600 people lost their lives.

We have so much to be thankful for - God saved us! We were thankful to our driver who bravely navigated our vehicle through 3 feet of water. We thank our friends who prayed for us diligently that we would return home safely.

Every day of our lives, we have many things to be thankful for. On October 10th, let's make this day a day to remember to tangibly say thank you to those who have blessed our lives!

A little card, a note, a hug, a kiss.

Only in America do we hear the two little words, "thank you," almost every day of our lives!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Having traveled around the world, the most thankful people in the world are Americans!

Americans say thank you when someone opens the door for them. They say thank you after signing a receipt at a register. Thank you is perhaps the most commonly used word in all 50 states!

That attitude of graditude is what makes America great and Americans the most generous people on the face of the earth.

THANK YOU SUNDAY - on the 2nd Sunday in October is the day that we take time to thank others for what they have meant to us in our daily living. Some folks who impact our lives every day, we never officially thank.

Imagine if your doctor received 100 thank you notes from his patients. How would that impact his day?

Saying Thank You to someone unexpectedly can brighten up his/her day and lift the load and burdens they are carrying from everyday life.
You can send an email, postcard, or note.

You can visit Login: with password thankyou and order thank you notes to send to those who have be a blessing to you!

After sitting through a 3 hour memorial service today listening to the words of appreciation and admiration for the departed soul, I thought, "wouldn't it have been nice for that person to know just how much they were loved and appreciated?"

Let's do it now - while they have ears to hear and eyes to read! Let's make THANK YOU a part of our everyday lives not only on THANK YOU SUNDAY!

Be Blessed!

Adelle McKinney