Today is National High Five Day. Nobody knows for sure when the high five was first done, but one story is that Dusty Baker, a Dodger baseball player, hit a home run to give them a record that year, and when he crossed home plate a team mate raised his hand and they high-fived, beginning quite a trend in sports.
Normally on this year, you’d try and high five everyone you came across that day. This year, you may have to settle for an “air wave” or a virtual high five, except for your family of course. Still, giving someone a high five makes everyone feel good–it’s a way of saying good job, way to go. So high five your mom after a good breakfast, or when your sister gets her math work done, or when your dad goes for a run… or after you do something great. You get the idea though– it’s encouraging, but also it shows that YOU NOTICED that they did something great. And it’s a way to be thankful for all the little things we can still do.
Sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Everything you say and everything you do should be done for Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus.
Colossians 3:16-17 (ERV)
Dear Lord, thank you for my life, and the people who love me. Help the world–be with those who are sick and struggling right now. Show me how to be encouraging and thankful today. Amen.