Thanks in hard time

With everything our nation has been through this year, it might seem counterintuitive to set aside a day for giving thanks. But then, one might have said the same thing 157 years ago when our nation was embroiled in a brutal civil war. Yet it was in the midst of that nation-dividing, death toll rising, fear and striving moment that President Lincoln issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation. His words then ring just as true today - we must never lose sight of what we've been given, of what God's done, and of who He is.
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A selfish reason for being thankful

A study by Dr. Robert A. Emmons, a psychologist and professor at the University of California-Davis, "discovered scientific proof that when people regularly engage in a systematic cultivation of gratitude, they experience a variety of measurable benefits: psychological, physical, and interpersonal.” So even with so much going wrong in our world right now, could it be that gratitude is as healthy a personal discipline as working out or eating right?
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Before the first Thanksgiving

Long before "the first thanksgiving" in 1621 with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, there was an annual Thanksgiving meal shared among kinsmen that was even richer with meaning. Remembering it should set the tone for the celebration we enjoy today.
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For What – Or Whom – Are You Thankful?

By Robert J. Tamasy This week millions of people all around the world have officially mark the observance of Thanksgiving Day, although it is perfectly acceptable to feel thankful at any time during the year. One of the good things about holidays like Thanksgiving Day is they provide specific motivation to pause, reflect and remember things – and people – for which we are grateful.
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