In Luke 17, Jesus tells a story about ten men who were healed of leprosy. Only one of the men returned to say “thank you.” Every time I read that passage I ask myself, "Which of those men would I have been?"
I encourage you to make a list of ten people who have influenced you, and write each of them a note of thanks. Your list might include:
- Your mom or dad.
- Your grandparents.
- Your fifth grade teacher, your counselor at camp, or your youth minister.
- Your friend who prays for you daily.
- The author of some book that touched your life in a deep way.
- Some person who said one thing that encouraged you when you needed it.