When people think of Thanksgiving, what images come to mind? Family, friends, an extra couple days of vacation, a big turkey dinner, pumpkin pie, football games, the beginning of the Christmas holiday season – the list is endless.
But what about the real reason for Thanksgiving – what about the act of giving thanks or a prayer expressing gratitude? After all, that’s how Thanksgiving Day began in this country back in 1621.
If we take a good look at our situations, we have plenty to be thankful for. Consider our good health, family, friends and the best country in the world to live in.
As we prepare to travel to see loved ones or begin work on Thanksgiving in our own homes, let’s remember what this celebration is really about. Don’t forget when you’re eating all those wonderful holiday trimmings to give thanks for the wholesome, bountiful food we enjoy all year.
When it comes time to give thanks before the family dinner, remember to thank the good Lord for his blessings. Also include words of thanks for the farmers and ranchers across the United States.