In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. At an early age, we teach our children to say please and thank you. While we do not necessarily expect to be thanked, there is somewhat a slight rippling in our mind when no gratitude is show or given us for an undeserved gift.

I read about an evangelist who was traveling and was transferring trains. In the little cafe he noticed a family asking blessing and saying thanks over their meal. he thoguht that he would picd at the boy so he called him, ‘Young man, does everyone around here give thanks for their meals?” The young boy thought for a moment and replied, “No sir, the hogs don’t!”