There is a reason that some refer to Turkey Day. That is the center of their festivity. They don’t seem to be aware that you can buy turkeys at other times of the year. And what do you do if you can’t afford a big turkey and all the trimmings?
To me Thanksgiving Day is just another day in some ways. I have a morning ritual that begins with looking at a description of the Last Supper.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-4 KJV) ...the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.Part of what I do is remind myself that if Jesus could be thankful knowing that the cross was coming, how much more could I be thankful living in America in the 21st century. I am aware of the forecasts of doom and gloom. I know that the socialist goons are doing everything they can to disrupt our society. I am aware of the cesspool of public entertainment. But I have a context. My context is not this week or even this century. My context is eternity and the Big Picture. I know that there is a God who is in charge and has a plan.
In addition to that my life is swamped with blessings. I think that those of us who are aware of the big picture are also more aware of our blessings. I am enjoying the day. I have blessings of family and friends. The heater works and the roof does not leak. My pacemaker is still working and no one has refused to accept my credit card.
And I know the One who I am thanking.
Rejoice and enjoy the day.
homo unius libri