"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" -2 Corinthians 9:15
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more." -Melody Beattie
"Give Thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God is Jesus Christ for you." -1 Thessalonians 5:18
"It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy." -unknown
"I thank him who has given me strength, Jesus Christ our Lord" -1 Timothy 1:12
"What if tomorrow you woke up with only the things you thanked God for today?" -unknown
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy
"I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers" -Philemon 1:4
"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." -Colossians 3:15
|My 6 year old sister at the time wrote this card- precious!|
"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God." -2 Corinthians 9:11
"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through him." - Colossians 3:17
While the dictionary.com seems to think thanksgiving is a noun, I have to disagree and say that it is a verb- it is an action. Notice how the various definitions below all require action...and how it is clear who we are thanking...
thanks·giv·ing/ˌθæŋksˈgɪvɪŋ/ Show Spel[thangks-giv-ing] noun
the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God.
an expression of thanks, especially to God.
a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness.
a day set apart for giving thanks to God.
I hope your Thanksgiving day is full of more than food, traditions, shopping and football- but that the greater part of the day will be spent in reflection of God's grace and giving thanks for the many things you are blessed with.