While we were growing up we were taught the two magic words, “please” and “thank you.” Of these magical words the most important was “thank you.” Think about it. Don’t you hate it when you give someone a special gift and they walk away sucking their teeth without a “thank you.” They showed little if no appreciation for your gift. You’d think they were sociopaths. Imagine how Jesus felt, in the story of the ten lepers (Lk. 17:11-19), when he healed ten and only one (!) returned to thank Him. “ Where are the other nine?” Jesus asked. The thankful one came back jumping for joy with thanksgiving. Remember the thanksgiving Psalm (100:4), “I will enter His gates with thanksgiving…?” We have so much to be thankful for; grandchildren, clothes, food, love, kindness, mercy and grace. We can never thank enough, or spare the adjectives enough, letting God and others know how thankful we are. Truly, thanksgiving opens the way to the heart of God.