"And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." -Colossians 3:17
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all God has given us throughout the year. We should thank Him for having a roof over our heads, the food we eat, our clothing, and for all the blessings He has given us. During Thanksgiving, we get distracted by cooking the turkey and all the trimmings, and the festivities. These distractions usually prevent us from taking the time to thank God. St. Teresa of Avila said, “In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things, give Him thanks.” One way we can show our appreciation to God is by taking the time to go to Mass on Thanksgiving. “The Mass is the holiest act of religion. You cannot do anything to glorify God more, nor profit your soul more, than by devoutly assisting at it, and assisting as often as possible," said St. Peter Julian Eymard. Another way we can show our thankfulness is by reliving Thanksgiving every day. During Thanksgiving, everyone in our family states what we are thankful for throughout the year. We can follow this tradition every day before our meals to show our gratitude to God. St. Mother Teresa offers us another way to give thanksgiving to God. She said, “The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.” Accepting all the comes with joy may seem difficult, but with the grace of God, anything is possible. Let us pray that this Thanksgiving day we can resolve to strive to thank God, every day for His blessings.