By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Thank you for placing godly friends in my life,
who share my pain and feel my sorrows
more than I even recall.
Thank you for giving me a loving family,
who have always been with me
even when I was sick and irratible and no fun at all to be with.
Thank you for countless blessings,
which I mostly took for granted
like the legs that I walk on, the ears that I hear with, and the eyes that let me see.
In the power of your Holy Spirit,
help me to be more thankful,
to share other’s pains,
to be more loving, and
to share the many blessings.
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
Thanks for the Memories 
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 “Thanks for the memories” is an expression frequently associated with comedian Bob Hope whose theme song had that name.