Luke 17:17 (NIV)
Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?”
Only one of the ten lepers returned to say, “Thank you” to Jesus. We use this story to teach our children the importance of gratitude and expressing thanks. And certainly the Thanksgiving season reminds us of the importance of living with a grateful heart. Rather than looking at all the things we don’t have, why not focus on all the blessings that we do have? Why not take some time and clean out your closets and declutter your spaces in ways that bless others? Why not count your many blessings and ask God for a contented heart? Give away what you don’t need. Throw away the spoiled things. And keep a grateful heart.