Yesterday I spent a little time helping our Church youth leader pick up a couple of sofas for the youth group's meeting room. Nothing special just an hour or so with the van, this is the sort of little thing that I am more than happy to help out with. Its nice to be able to help, to use what I have to save others expense time or problems, so I didn't really think much more about it. That is I didn't thin much more about it until said Youth Leader popped round this evening to say thank you, along with a tray of toffee.
I like toffee, but haven't had any for ages, but more to the point it is nice when people say thank you. When I do help I don't do it for the thanks, but it just makes you feel so good when somebody does than you, it is an acknowledgement that you have done something extra, that you have put yourself out and that your help is valued. As well as enjoying the toffee I feeling really good and valued, because he took the trouble to say thank you.
A lesson for all of us, sometimes it is nice to say thank you. It is simple and it doesn't cost anything so lets all remember when somebody does something for us lets thank them.