One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.
The Samaritan man, upon discovering that he was healed of his leprosy, expressed his thankfulness to Jesus. Saying, “thanks” can go a long way. Saying thank you to someone reminds me that it isn’t about me, it builds someone else up, and it can be contagious. Thankfulness has the power to change our perspective in so many ways.
The language of arrogance is complaining and criticizing, but the language of humility is gratitude and encouragement. The Samaritan was humble and expressed his gratitude accordingly.
Today, reach out to someone that you are thankful for and let them know what they mean to you. Lift them up and encourage them—the gratitude will be contagious.