I love that the United States has a national holiday dedicated to gratitude. As a nation, today’s celebrations go back to a singular event that would come to define who we are as a people. To be an American is to be generous. To be generous, one has to have a profound sense of gratitude.
Living in this nation is a tremendous blessing. I live in relative peace and security where opportunity abounds. My life and my property are not under constant threat. This reality, and the fact that it is not universal is not lost on me.
As my family gathers around our table this afternoon, ready to enjoy a feast of seasonal treats, I will give thanks to our Creator for the many blessings in my life.