Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
Everyone has someone in their life that has helped them in one way or the other. There are those in our lives that support us in the background, some that are very forward and others that are on the sides. However, no matter how they are represented they are important in our lives.
As God has blessed you with this day think of someone that has been a good influence in your life. Think of someone who has impacted you even in the smallest way, and thank them. Thank them for what they have done for you. For the time they sacrificed, the advice they gave, the encouragement they poured out to you, the love they showed etc. It could very well be an 8-year-old who encouraged and convinced you to teach his Sunday school class and now through that, you have discovered your love for teaching. Yet still it could be a 45-year-old woman who encouraged you to further your education and now you have an amazing career. It could also be a co-worker who smiled at you and told you are a great worker when you needed to hear it the most.
Whoever they are in your life, regardless of the level of influence they may have, take some time out and honor them today. Let them know how much they are appreciated. Everyone deserves to know that they are appreciated even if it is once in their life. So today say a big Thank You, starting with the one who woke you up this morning.