One thing my grandmother would always ask my brother and me if someone gave us something no matter how big or small was, "did you say thank you?" I can still here her words today or am still reminded of what she would make us do. If we did not she would take us back to the person who gave us something even if it was our parents and wait for us to, "thank you". She still wanted us to get in the habit of thanking people for the things they gave us and for being thankful. She was that way in her life even though she had to deal with many hard problems and had to live with them many years. The Bible mentions giving thanks many times and it especially teaches the idea we should be willing to thank God for many things, not just the things we like or want to happen but even the unpleasant things, (Psalm 92:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:18). The Apostle Paul had to deal with sickness or some kind of affliction and many think it was his eyes because they may have been burned on the road to Damascus when he encountered a great blinding light, Jesus himself, and he was blind for three days, (Acts 9:3-6 and verses 9&27). He asked for relief but the Lord told him He would give him the grace, strength, to endure. See you in Church next Sunday.