In spite of all the problems and challenges we face daily, we who live in the United States of America have much for which to be grateful. Regardless of religion, Thanksgiving is one day in which we can all take time to meditate and count our blessings. It is a good time to extend gratitude those who have helped us personally or helped our community.
Our church holds a Thanksgiving Eve service. One of the highlights of the service is the music during the offering because all past and present choir members gather at the front to sing, and that is almost half the congregation.
The refrain of that song tonight was:
Praise to thee, O Lord of all creation. Give us thankful hearts that we may see All the gifts we share and every blessing, All things, come of thee.