Written by: Becky Hunter in Becky Hunter's Random Bits of Wisdom on August 7, 2012
The visor in my car has a mind of its own. It was refusing to stay up so a few weeks ago I took matters into my own hands and went to Target to find a fix ... I had just located velcro dots when an email dinged on my iPhone.
The email in my Inbox was from a student who had excelled in a marine biology course I taught 15 years ago at The Masters Academy. Her message was so gracious and was filled with expressions of gratitude for sparking her interest in a topic that had become her passion.
I had lost track of this former student. I had not heard from her in all those years, but there I was standing in an aisle at Target with tears building on my bottom lids, holding my velcro dots in one hand and my cell phone in the other. I was blown away by her sincere, unsolicted thanks.
A thank you can touch a heart, change a mind and encourage. And it's just never too late to express gratitude ... in fact there may be times that the distance between gift and gratitude makes the expression even more profound.
Who can you make cry as they stand in an aisle at Target today?
"I'm speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you" (Romans 12:3a, The Message).