Saying “Thank you” helps not only ourselves but also the people who hear it. If we thank people, they don’t forget it. And the next time around they will be glad to be help to us. They feel they owe us something. Thanking people cheers them up; you can see their faces lught up. It makes their work lighter. They go on doing the same old jobe, but somehow it seems interesting and easier.
The words “Thank You” bear fruit immediatly. When we are thanked, our first reaction is to go and thank someone else. And in that way we start a whole chain reaction of thanks.
What is particularly inspiring is thanks from above: parents thanking children, bosses thanking empoyees, teachers thanking pupils. Why is it that thanks is automatic to a stranger and not to those near?
Dear brothers Altar-boys-servers, my thank you to all of you whom have served God and this parish community for the las past 25 years, really from the bottom of my heart I want to tell you, Thank you!!! May this year of celebration will be also from our Altar Boy service, a way of expressing our thankfulness to God who has been with us and will continue to be with us. May our simple, in silence service be our way of giving thanks. And I your most lowly servant hope to keep walking and accompany you during this thanksgiving year. May God bless you all.