The pastor said something that I totally agree with that was something along the lines of:
"Gratitude left unexpressed is perceived as ingratitude."
Whether that is the case or not, the perception is the person is just simply not thankful.
Just this morning I got the last of a huge pile of thank-you notes sent out. Well, I say the last, but I am sure there are even more that I am forgetting. :( I am praying that although many of these are late and the words written in them will most likely fall short of the deep thankfulness I feel in my heart that God will use them to bless the givers. I pray that even though they are late, no one will take that for ingratitude. I do not take the friends and family I have for granted. I do not take the prayers they have prayed for granted. I do not take the selfless acts they have done for granted. I do not take it lightly that they would prepare a meal for my family or send me a sweet note. I do not expect the sweet gifts given. And yet, I am human, and faulty. Praying that each and every person in my life knows how truly thankful I am.