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Thanks in Advance!
How often we hear or use the phrase, "Thanks in advance!" For small favors or for large, when we are confident they will be granted, we express our gratitude in advance.
Gratitude for the courtesy that must be present before even a small favor is granted, grateful acknowledgment that kindness, helpfulness, and generosity are present in the one of whom the favor is asked—these are indispensable ingredients in any such situation, and they help bring the expected response.
Gratitude is indispensable to the solution of every problem. It is an ingredient automatically utilized for small favors but often overlooked in the solution of larger problems. "What have I to be grateful for?" we ask, and fall victim to self-pity. There is much to be grateful for, and the time to express our gratitude is before, as well as after, we see the evidence of the favor we are asking.
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God's Love and Man's Response
The Scream of a Siren
EDNA MAY EVANS WHITE
"Why should the work cease?"
"HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT"
Sally Ann Degnan
Thanks in Advance!
LANSING B. LINDQUIST
Opening Thought to Class Instruction
CAROL ROCKHOLD MILLER
Practical Treatment for Children
MARGARET CASE PAULUS
Love Helps Us Cross the Street
HELEN L. CONNELLY
Helen Wood Bauman
Alan A. Aylwin
I wish to express gratitude for Christian Science and for the...
Melvin Jay Hanks
I can think of no greater legacy than the one my parents gave...
Eugene B. Skarie with contributions from Virginia D. Skarie
I first learned about Christian Science when I was six years old.
Gardner G. Garlick with contributions from Doris L. Garlick
One summer while preparing the evening meal, I had a deep-well...
Mary Matthews Roper
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 401 - Doing Something About Clashes at Work
with contributions from Michael Thorneloe, George Richards