My dad likes to say that one of the things he likes about Thanksgiving as a holiday is its lack of commercialism (I guess he's not including Black Friday). Thanksgiving is a time where we get to sit back and consider our blessings. We have been given so much. "Given" is the right word, at least in my case, because I feel I have been blessed far more than I deserve. I am thankful for so much, and I'm thankful for the chance to think about that gratitude on Thanksgiving. There is power in gathering together and uniting in gratitude. Perhaps it should remind us of those who do NOT have what we have, and makes us more disposed to be kind to and love them.
"We Gather Together" by Celtic Women (Random Pictures alert, but the song is pretty)