For teens who have grown up having many material possessions, expressing gratitude and thanksgiving may seem old-fashioned or unnecessary. In today's American culture of excess, many teens are characterized by a sense of entitlement. You are sure to know teens who have new cell phones, unnecessarily expensive clothes, and brand new cars. Other teens have no such things.
However, consider the following: If a household has a personal computer, one car, and a house, they are among the top 1 percent of wealthiest people in the world.
The greatest gift of all, salvation in Christ, is not material. If Your tees have grown up in church, they may take this blessing for granted.
"Teach and warn each other with all wisdom by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts." (Colossians 3:16)