I encouraged my congregation to be thankful as a means of remaining focused on the Lord’s work in their lives. And I encourage all people, likewise, to spend time expressing gratitude to God for all you have faced and overcome and wrestled with this year. We celebrate the work of God generally in Christmas and Easter but we celebrate the work of God individually at Thanksgiving. Don’t short change your Thanksgiving this season. Develop five personal, well defined thanks and share them on Thanksgiving. Make a tradition that glorifies God on this forgotten holiday. Peace and joy will reside in you through Christ as a blessing flowing from your thanksgiving.