Thanksgiving Without Giving Thanks Is Just A Fine Time To Dine On Turkey

Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching.  However, Thanksgiving Day without actually giving thanks is just a fine time to dine on turkey.

So, how do you give thanks?  What is necessary for thanksgiving?  3 things.

1) Something to give thanks for.  Of course, everybody alive has something for which they can give thanks.  If nothing else, we can give thinks for our next breath, for truly it is a gift.  It isn’t earned.

2) Someone to give thanks to.  Many people have helped each one of us.  If we were to personally give thanks to each of them, it would take weeks, maybe months.

However, in the USA, Thanksgiving Day was originally set aside, not primarily to give thanks to people, but as an occasion to personally give thanks to God.  After all, our very lives are gifts from Him.

3) The act of giving thanks.  Without the actual act of thanking someone (God and/or others) we may have thankfulness (gratitude), but (by definition) we don’t have thanksgiving until we actually, verbally give thanks to someone.

So what about you?  Do you want to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday or merely take some turkey time?  I choose Thanksgiving.

Thank you to all my blog readers.  Thanks to all who have read, subscribed, liked, commented on, and/or shared my posts.

But most of all, thank You God for all your blessings.  You are so good to me (and to all of us)!  Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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