Common Sense Commentary: It is a strange but telling human trait that those who get something for nothing soon forget who gave it. So if you are expecting the appreciation, of those you help, to last past tomorrow, give to a needy child who may never forget or to God who doesn't need it but will always remember you gave.
The United States has bailed out Europe in two world wars but they still short change us in nearly every transaction.
He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."
One of the most beautiful attributes I have ever witnessed is when a person has been the benefactor of someone else's generosity and never forgets it. That quality of gratitude is expressed, not only by remembering that act of kindness but also by growing in the grace of giving and showing similar kindnesses to others. The expression of appreciation is a seed of holiness which spreads profusely around those touched by it and can change the atmosphere of a nation.RB