So I was doing a little reading up on what Thanksgiving is all about. Of course we all know that it is about the Pilgrims and Indians coming together for a feast. I later read that the feast was actually organized to thank God for his favors (http://www.thanksgiving-day.org). Wikipedia says "Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general”. Dictionary.com defines it as “a day set apart for giving thanks to God.”
The Pilgrims had an incredible journey over to the Americas that lasted 66 days in super harsh conditions and thus, a lot to thank God about. We too, have a lot to give thanks for! We live in beautiful places, we have food to eat, water to drink, the ability to go and get a job or start a business. We also have great friends, great family, great abilities and talents, and soooooo much more!
Of course, everyone can think "well the place I live is not so nice" or "it's not really that easy to find a job these days", etc, etc, etc. But no matter what your situation is, there are things in your life that are Great, and there are things in your life that are worth being thankful for.
"We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions."
So in this wonderful Holiday season, Give Thanks! Invite your friends and family to be thankful with you. Share with the people around you that you are thankful and what you are thankful for! There are a million ways to give thanks and it doesn’t matter how you do it, just give thanks!
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
Happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and wonderful holiday