The message from Deuteronomy 26 1-11 is to always thank god for what they give you. I relate to this message whenever we have dinner, we always do grace before we eat. I think that this is a great message for life and is something you should do before or after any special event. You should say thank you or do a prayer to show that you thank God. People usually thank God before they eat dinner, or before they eat dinner on a special holiday. Reasons to thank God could include that you are thankful for your life, your parents, your friends, and any other things that you would thank God for.