Today we give thanks to God for all his gifts to us.
But, what does giving thanks mean? Is it simply the words, “Thank you?”
Whole industries, supporting many families, are devoted to printing and selling Thank You Cards. But what are they meant to tell the people they are sent to?
It you look up the word “thank” you will see that it is derived from the word “think.” So, to thank someone is to assure them you are thinking of them.
You are thinking of them, not in a vague way, but as the source of your joys. Today you think of God as the source of the love you have received from your family. You think of him as the one who devised your body and your mind. You think of him as the inventor of clouds and trees and baby faces. You acknowledge your debt to him for all he has given to you and to the rest of us.